For Immediate Release: June 14, 2017
Contact: Meg Czaikoski
WDMA Honors Steve Johnson and Jeff Lowinski with
James C. Krahn Lifetime Achievement Awards
[Minneapolis] - At last week's Technical and Manufacturing Conference, the Window and Door  Manufacturers Association (WDMA) presented two industry veterans with the James C. Krahn Lifetime Achievement Award: Steve Johnson, retired Codes and Regulatory Manager for Andersen Corporation, and Jeff Lowinski, WDMA Vice President of Technical Activities. The award is given in recognition of those individuals who have devoted significant time, energy and effort toward creating and achieving the strategic initiatives of WDMA, and who are distinguished in their selflessness and vision for both WDMA and the industry as a whole.

L to R: Michael O'Brien, Steve Johnson, Mark Mikkelson, Phil Donaldson
In presenting the award to Johnson, Mark Mikkleson, Director of Corporate Regulatory Affairs for Andersen, went on to describe the virtues held by Steve during his extraordinary career, "Steve's ability to bring comradery, perseverance, honor and a sense of humor to his work on code and regulatory issues has made presenting this award an honor."  Phil Donaldson, WDMA Chair and Executive Vice President and CFO for Andersen mirrored similar remarks, "Steve continued to fight for what was right for the company and industry for many years."
In honoring Lowinski, who is retiring from WDMA on June 30, Steve Strawn, Director of Codes
L to R: Michael O'Brien, Jeff Lowinski, Phil Donaldson
and Regulatory Activities for JELD-WEN, inc., said, "Having almost 50 years of experience within the industry, Jeff's passion and appreciation of the industry made him a partner within the industry and added up to not just one award, but to a lifetime of achievements."  WDMA President  and CEO Michael O'Brien added, "Jeff has been an invaluable part of WDMA for decades and  played a direct role in many of the most important decisions made by the association. He has been a tireless advocate for our industry and his passion has inspired us."
About WDMA: Founded in 1927, the Window & Door Manufacturers Association is the premier trade association representing the leading manufacturers of residential and commercial window, door and skylight products for the domestic and export markets. WDMA members are focused on Total Product Performanceâ„¢ products that are designed and built to performance-based standards. The association is focused on key member needs in the areas of advocacy, product performance, education and information and facilitating business interactions and relationships in the fenestration eco-system. For more information, please visit