2015-01-21 / Front Page

Chen To Lead Northeast Window & Door Association Through 2015

Steven Chen, Chief Operating Officer of Crystal Window & Door SystemsSteven Chen, Chief Operating Officer of Crystal Window & Door SystemsSteve Chen, Chief Operating Officer for national manufacturer Crystal Window & Door Systems, will continue as President of the Northeast Window & Door Association (NWDA) through 2015.  Chen was recently asked by the Association's Board of Directors to extend his term as President for an additional year and he accepted the request.  Chen has led the NWDA since January 2013 and his normal two-year term would have concluded at the end of 2014.  NWDA focuses on issues critical to the fenestration industry and represents approximately 100 window and door manufacturer and supplier companies.

"I am honored to be asked to continue in a leadership role with NWDA," said Steve Chen.  "The Association accomplished a great deal for its members in 2014 as part of its overall strategic plan, and there are more exciting things coming this year.  I welcome the opportunity to champion these efforts for another year."

In addition to being COO for New York-based Crystal Windows, Steve Chen oversees operations for Crystal's Chicago and Riverside (CA) manufacturing facilities.  He is also the President of Crystal's Missouri-based aluminum extrusion subsidiary.

Along with his NWDA position, Steve Chen serves on several other Boards, including the Board of Directors for Queens Theatre in the Park and the Queensborough Community College Advisory Board on Continuing Education.  He also acts as a national judge for Window & Door Magazine's annual industry awards program in the manufacturing category.

Steve Chen has received many notable business and industry recognitions.  Glass Magazine named him a top "20 Under 40" industry executive, the Queens Chamber of Commerce ranked him as one of the borough’s "Top Executives Under 40," and he received the "Rising Star" Award from a leading Queens newspaper.  He was also featured in 2014 by The New York Real Estate Journal as its April "Executive of the Month."

The Northeast Window & Door Association regionally represents the fenestration industry, offering seminars on the latest technologies and product innovations, as well as speakers on important legislative and regulatory issues impacting the industry.  In recent years, the organization has increased its advocacy role, working with key government officials and influencers that help shape the industry and marketplace.

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