The Texas Glass Association, with Local Divisions the Houston Area Glass Association (HAGA) and the TGA-North Texas Division (TGA NTD), are bringing the glass industry in Texas together for a day of education and networking. The program will include industry experts to provide insightful analysis into our industry, with opportunities for networking, discussion, and Q & A.  REGISTER CLOSED

  • Obtain firsthand insight from industry leading experts 
  • Hear timely and relevant speakers 
  • Network with attendees and leaders in the industry

 Date, Time, and Location

  • Friday, May 17, 2019
  • 8:00 am - 8:30 am - Registration
  • 8:30 am - 3:30 pm - Program
  • The Baylor Club, McLane Stadium / 1001 S M.L.K. Jr. Blvd, Waco, TX 76704


    • TGA Members - $80      Non-Members - $120
      (Continental Breakfast, lunch and breaks included)

To receive member pricing, you must be logged in to your member account on the TGA website. Please contact Jennifer Fontana at [email protected] for login information. 

Hotel Information: 

Hilton Waco | 113 S. University Parks Dr. | Waco, TX | 76701  - Online reservation link:  Click here



Max Perilstein, Managing Partner
Sole Source Consultants LLC
8:30 am - 9:30 am

For the past 25 years, Max has been involved at some of the highest levels in the glass and glazing industry, including time as Vice President of Marketing for Arch Aluminum & Glass, and Chief Marketing Officer for Vitro America.  Max is also very involved with GlassBuild America and lends his expertise to the National Glass Association staff.


Andrew Haring, Vice President of Business Development,NGA
9:30 am - 9:50 am

Recognizing that in-house training programs can put a financial burden on glass companies-not to mention a time burden on the shoulders of more experienced employees tasked with training-the National Glass Association has relaunched to assist the industry in its training efforts. Learn how your company can take advantage of this new resource, as well as the deep discounts available to TGA members. With more than 20 years' experience in the glass industry, Andrew Haring will walk attendees through the online program and answer questions about how to customize it to fit your training needs.


Jeff Dalaba, North American Contractor Certification Program (NACC) 
9:50 am - 10:15 am

Jeff Dalaba is the Program Manager for the North American Contractor Certification Program (NACC) and Program Developer for the Architectural Glass and Metal Technician Certification Program (AGMT) with Administrative Management Systems (AMS, Inc.) in Sackets Harbor, New York.  He has provided development leadership in coordination with the NACC Program Certification Board, as well as other glazing industry experts, since the inception of the NACC Program to compile the industry provided best practices into the ANSI Accredited Certification Program.   He is also currently leading the development of the AGMT Personnel Certification that will test both written knowledge and physical abilities of glazing technicians.  Since joining AMS in 2010 Jeff has also worked with various glass product certification programs including Window and Door Manufacturers (WDMA) Hallmark, NFRC, Insulating Glass Certification Council (IGCC), Safety Glazing Certification Council (SGCC), and the Florida Building Commission High Velocity Hurricane Zone Protocol to develop enhanced processes and efficiencies in the operations of these programs for AMS. 

Joe Crowson, Texas Department of Insurance
Gina O'Hare, Anco Insurance
10:30 am - 11:15 am

TDI will discuss ways to prevent OSHA violation and make you work place safer. 

Gina O’Hara developed the TX Construction Safety Group in  2004.  Safety Groups are a combining of similar accounts into a large pool of accounts with one insurance company so that the individual accounts are able to benefit from the strength of the group as a whole.  TCSG is the largest group of its kind in TX with a premium of over 70mil. 

 Gina began her insurance carrier in 1977 as a file clerk at an independent agency working her way through various departments and positions before becoming a commercial producer in 1983. Today, she runs the Austin office of Anco Insurance specializing in construction, land surveyors and regular “main street” types of clients.    

Dustin Anderson, Anderson Glass Company
11:15 am - 12:00 pm

Dustin Anderson’s roots in the glass industry run deep.  He is a third generation glazier and president of a second generation owned glass company based in Waco, TX.  Growing up in and around the glass industry made Dustin’s transition from retail management to co-owner/operator a simple one.  As a glazier, Dustin has worked to make an impact in the industry.  He has invented multiple glass installation tools and was featured on the hit HGTV show Fixer Upper as Chip and Joanna Gaines go to glass guy.  Dustin is the spokesperson for and speaks all over the country as a keynote speaker to the glazing industry.

William A. Lingnell, Lingnell Consulting Services
Urmilla Jokhu-Sowell
1:00 pm - 1:45 pm

Bill Lingnell is an Architectural Glass and Glazing Consultant and a licensed professional engineer.  Mr. Lingnell is involved in engineering, design, and construction of projects throughout the United States, Canada and other countries.  He consults for general contractors, manufacturers, fabricators, owners, developers, architects, and individuals relating to glass systems used on architectural projects.  He consults to engineers, testing agencies, industry trade associations, insurance companies, building managers, window producers, curtain wall consultants, and the legal profession on matters concerning glass technology.

Urmilla Jokhu-Sowell, Technical and Advocacy Director for the National Glass Association and a licensed professional engineer with more than eighteen years of experience in the fenestration industry with duties that include managing all technical and advocacy activities within NGA.  Ms. Sowell earned both her Bachelor and Master of Science degrees in Civil Engineering from Texas Tech University.  Ms. Sowell serves as the ASTM E06.52 Subcommittee on Glass Use in Buildings chair and the TC 160 SC 2 Chair and work closely with other standards and building codes in North America.

Nathan McKenna, Vitro Architectural Glass
1:45 pm - 2:30 pm

Nathan McKenna, Segment Marketing Manager, Vitro Architectural Glass

With more than 10 years of experience in glass fabrication and architectural representation for flat glass, Nathan offers segment marketing support for residential, commercial and specialty divisions. He oversees several of the company’s marketing programs and provides support to Vitro’s architectural team in the United States and Canada. Nathan joined Vitro Architectural Glass (formerly PPG) in 2015 as a National Architectural Manager for the southeast region. 

Erica Couch,  TriStar Glass Products
2:45 pm - 3:30 pm

Erica Couch is the Manger of Sales and Marketing for Tristar Glass, a glass fabrication company based in Catoosa, OK. Tristar specializes in selling solutions for commercial projects with extensive production capabilities that include tempering, insulating, and laminating glass products. As the leader of the sales and marketing team, Erica manages an experienced Tristar sales team and will be responsible for driving growth and increasing revenue throughout all of Tristar’s service area. Prior to becoming the Sales and Marketing Manager, she was tasked with developing new markets and promoting the Tristar brand across the United States. She got her start with PPG Industries and Vitro Architectural Glass as an account manager calling on glass fabricators in the south-central region of the U.S. Erica is a graduate of Butler University where she received a Bachelor of Science degree. She also has a Master of Science degree from The Ohio State University. 

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