WINDOWS Magazine Autumn 2016 - Page 34

n e ws directory Welcome Russell Harris important dates 01 March AGM Melbourne 01 March AWA Industry Forum Melbourne R ussell joined the AWA team as National Technical Manager in February this year. Russell began his career in the window industry as a window assembler/glazier for Wideline Windows and Doors, where he has been employed for the past 17 years. During this time he has undertaken various roles, including; sales, business unit manager, project management and technical. “Throughout his time at Wideline, Russell has made a substantial contribution, balancing teamwork with leadership. Russell demonstrated a genuine passion and drive to achieve company goals and objectives whilst influencing those around him positively.” Ron Purcell, General Manager Russell is a competent professional with a thorough understanding of fenestration, including compliance, product design, development and testing. He has extensive project management experience and a thorough understanding of the regulatory framework affecting the window industry. Russell’s experience in R&D means he is familiar with many of the emerging technologies, innovations and market influences that are likely to impact the industry in the future. Russell has recently been appointed the role of National Technical Manager for the Australian Window Association. The position involves industry training, involvement