DAY 1

Meet with industry-leading manufacturers of every possible exteriors product.

Over sixty companies from cladding, glazing, framing + facade systems, to advanced materials and service sectors will be on hand to field questions and demo products for all of your project needs.

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Platinum Sponsors

Vitro Architectural Glass is the largest float glass producer in the Americas, manufacturing a range of industry-leading, energy-efficient products such as Solarban®, Sungate® and Starphire Ultra-Clear® glasses. Committed to sustainable manufacturing processes and products, the company also operates one of the world’s largest glass research and development facilities in Pittsburgh and four residential glass fabrication plants in Canada. Upholding the values of “Together, We See Further” across the architectural, automotive and containers markets, Vitro strives to realize the power of partnership to ensure that projects meet or exceed ever-evolving sustainability expectations as well as glass requirements.

Trevor Hall Southern California National Architect Manager

YKK AP America is a national manufacturer of award-winning commercial façade systems, architectural windows and residential doors and windows. Driven by a desire to provide exceptional service in our markets, YKK AP America builds upon our foundation of advanced engineering, vertically integrated manufacturing, and customer focus to deliver the highest level of quality at a competitive price.

Mike Turner Senior Vice President

Gold Sponsors

Arktura blends genuine creativity, proven expertise, and cutting-edge technologies through every precision-crafted product, whether specifying preconfigured, short lead-time modules and systems, adapting brilliantly designed, preconfigured architectural elements to meet tailored project needs, or partnering with clients through the Solutions Studio division to create something truly custom and extraordinary.

Joe Fitzpatrick, EVP Principal

EQUITONE facades are designed by architects for architects. Our through-colored fiber cement panels can be cut, routed, perforated, or printed, and the material maintains its high-performance qualities. Available in sizes up to 4×10’ and with visible or invisible fixing, EQUITONE facades allow for limitless design possibilities.

Amy Black Market Manager

North Glass is the industry’s strongest and largest glass deep-processing equipment R & D and manufacturing enterprises. Its leading flat glass production products have ranked first in the world for 14 consecutive years. Its independent development of the Low-E coating production line has become a global leader in the coating industry.

Bob Zhang Sales Director | North America

Silver Sponsors

MEG, the exterior grade phenolic façade system by ABET LAMINATI, is available in ninety-two decors and three system options including face-fastened and blind-fastened. The most recent addition to our range of products is EASy MEG, an out-of-the-box, blind-fastened system. MEG is UV stable, low maintenance and impact resistant.

Tania Alvarez Regional Manager

AkzoNobel offers a complete range of products for architectural aluminum, including TRINAR liquid spray coatings and INTERPON powder coatings. Both meet AAMA 2605 standards for Superior Performance and are ideal for monumental projects as well as residential and institutional applications. Widely specified for their performance, durability and color and gloss retention, AkzoNobel coatings ensure the look you spec is the look that lasts.

Bruce E. Carriere Architectural Specification Manager

Automated Fenestration Inc (AFI) is North America’s leader in actuators & controls for windows and skylights for natural ventilation and smoke/heat exhaust. Automated Fenestration Inc is a fully independent UL Listed manufacturer with a long standing reputation in the industry since 1987

Walter Rodriguez Vice President

Branch Technology is changing the way building designs and construction are approached and carried out. Since its founding, Branch has been inspired by nature to build sustainably and efficiently, combining industrial robotics, 3D-printing, geometry-based algorithms, and an innovative “freeform” extrusion system that enables unprecedented design freedom and resource efficiency.

R Platt Boyd IV Chief Executive Officer | Founder

Boston Valley Terra Cotta is recognized as an innovative manufacturer of architectural ceramics, producing architectural terra cotta, roof tile and the only U.S. manufactured rain screen system, TerraClad™. BVTC has collaborated on numerous R&D initiatives with visiting artists, scientists, and architects, participating in construction projects from design development to completion.

John Krouse President & CEO

CENTRIA Innovations in architectural metal wall and roof systems are helping building teams around the world envision metal as the future of the building envelope. From inspiration through installation, CENTRIA provides the highest level of expertise including service and support from an elite Dealer Network. Based in Pittsburgh (Moon Township, Pa.), our metal architectural systems are the perfect combination of science and aesthetics, offering advanced thermal and moisture protection technology, the broadest spectrum of design options, truly integrated components, and superior sustainability. We invite you to explore the limitless possibilities metal provides for your next project at CENTRIA.com.

Daniel Carlson District Sales Manager

CRL is the industry’s leading, full-service provider of architectural metals, glass fittings, and professional-grade glazing supplies. The company leverages more than 50 years of experience and a track record of industry firsts to offer a one-stop shop with a breadth of innovative product choices. Expert support from specification to installation, and fast, reliable service helps customers complete projects on time and on budget. CRL focuses on expanding opportunities for all to turn bold architectural visions into real world experiences.

Renee Cospelich Architectural Business Development

Cosentino Group is a global, Spanish, family-owned company that produces and distributes highly innovative surfaces for the world of design and architecture. This objective is possible thanks to pioneering and leading brands such as Silestone®, Dekton®, and Sensa by Cosentino®. Technologically advanced surfaces that allow for the creation of unique designs and spaces for both commercial and residential projects.

Brendan Mercier National Facade Manager

CupaClad is the world’s leading producer of natural slate, offering versatile cladding choices to suit your design visions ranging from the traditional to the ultra-contemporary. As a carbon-neutral company, CupaClad combines the natural benefits of this renowned material with traditional craftsmanship, expertise, environmentally-friendly production methods, and a 100-year warranty.

Mike Meyer Regional Sales Manager

As a leading provider of solutions for smoke extraction and ventilation, we produce innovative ideas to provide for optimum indoor climate in hundreds of thousands of buildings worldwide and enough air to stay alive in the event of an emergency.

Claas Zmrzly Senior International Sales Manager

Front-Tek is a world recognized brand in the Architectural building market for superbly engineered and high performing facade systems. In partnering with Greco Gres, world leader and innovator of high end extruded porcelain panels, Front-Tek developed an ICC-Certified double ventilated rainscreen system that both maximizes design flexibility and simplifies installation.

Dotan Yeffet Director

Hydro delivers customized aluminum extrusions for your own building systems as well as complete branded systems for the building envelope. Our Sapa, Technal and Wicona brands develop and manufacture complete systems, while our local manufacturing plants produce the architectural extrusions that fit your own systems.

Paul Walker Business Development Manager

Since 1931 European manufacturer Imar has been expanded, perforating and stamping metal sheet and coil. For the last 30 years we have applied our know-how to the architectural sector, engineering and manufacturing bespoke metal rainscreens for the projects of some of the most cutting-edge international architectural practices.

Niccolò Benghi, LEED AP North America Business Development

The ISD Group, one of the leading providers of 3D CAD Software, offers innovative solutions for the Façade Construction Industry. With over 40 years of experience in the Façade and Steel Sector, the company is an expert for 3D Modeling Software with Automation to Production Output and integrated Project/Drawing Management. Conceptualize your ideas at high speed with the extensive solution for engineering. To learn more visit www.isdgroup.us

Robert Wierts Chief Executive Officer

Kawneer offers architectural aluminum building products and systems for the commercial construction industry. From thermal efficiency and sustainability to hurricane and blast resistance, we offer a dynamic range of innovative, high-performing products/systems for renovation and new construction. Kawneer’s comprehensive product portfolio includes entrances, framing systems, windows and curtain wall systems.

Chris Keller Market Segment Manager

Longboard® Architectural Products provides the design and construction community with inspiring architectural products for thoughtful spaces. Founded in 2005, Longboard manufactures top-quality extruded aluminum profiles that are offered in a variety of solid color and woodgrain powder-coated finishes for interior and exterior spaces.

Pat Whitehead National Dealer, Field Account Manager

Neolith® is a market leading Sintered Stone brand offering a high-performance architectural surface made of a 100% natural material. Composed of over 50 strikingly colored and patterned models, with extraordinary technical characteristics, making it the ideal material for any sort of application as furniture, kitchen countertops, flooring, cladding and facades.

Alvaro Lozano Head of Architectural Department - North America

NSG Group is one of the largest glass manufacturers globally. Pilkington North America Architectural, part of NSG Group, produces float glass in a variety of tints with pyrolytic coatings for multiple architectural and specialized applications.

Kyle Sword Business Development Manager

The POHL Group is a family-owned business with an 160-year-old tradition. The combination of tradition, high quality and innovative thinking is the foundation of becoming an expert in metal handicraft. Today the POHL Group is one of the worldwide leading addresses for planning, technical construction as well as producing ventilated and insulated curtain walls.

Manuel Schnüpke Regional Sales Manager North East USA

Whether your building projects are low-rise, mid-rise, or high-rise – Porcelanosa Facades has the perfect cladding material for your next project. Specializing in unique porcelain cladding systems and porcelain panel designs, Porcelanosa Facades can help you design and provide strong, safe, and captivating exterior cladding solutions for your clients.

Ignacio Vidal National Facades Director

Driven by innovation, color and sustainability, PPG has been changing what’s possible in architectural metal coatings since 1967. What started with revolutionary PPG DURANAR today includes infrared-reflective pigments, customizable powders and now, PPG CORAFLON Platinum, the newest addition to PPG’s world-class fluoropolymer powder coatings for architectural metal and aluminum sheets.

Gary Edgar Architectural Specifications Manager, Industrial Coatings

Pure + FreeForm is a metal design studio specializing in bespoke finishes and cladding products for exterior and interior applications. We work closely with design teams to create site-specific finishes. Our aluminum cladding systems are 100% recyclable, use a minimum of 20% post-consumer recycled content, are VOC free and Red List free.

Tom Gand Business Development and Strategic Accounts Manager

As the premium brand in railing systems, Q-railing is a trusted source for glass & metal railings, guardrails, handrails, balconies, and more. The products celebrate panoramic views, modern design, safety, and innovation.

Systems are engineered for residential, light commercial, commercial applications, including production homes, custom residences, retail shops, multi-story residential buildings, restaurants, offices, mid- & high-rise structures, and large public spaces such as shopping malls, museums, stadiums, swimming pools and airports.

Q-railing promotes components parts, prefabricated assemblies and project solutions to designers, architects, installers, contractors, builders, and developers.

Jan Hulin General Manager

Rigidized® Metals Corporation has led the world in the development and production of deep-textured, three dimensional metals used in architectural, industrial and transportation applications. Rigidized® Metals products are known for their attractive, economical and functional appeal. The Rigidized® Metals deep-texturing process adds strength, impact resistance and the ability to hide scratches. It also allows for down-gauging, resulting in lighter, longer lasting products and reduced maintenance costs.

Kevin Porteus Director of Business Deveopment

Our goal is to increase the value of buildings and to enhance the living and working environment of people worldwide.

Reynaers Aluminium is a leading specialist in the development, distribution, and commercialization of innovative and sustainable aluminum architectural solutions. These include a wide variety of windows, doors, and curtain walls. Besides the extensive range of standard solutions, we also develop customized solutions tailored to the individual customer or project.

Rick Garhart Territory Manager Southwest

Based in the Germany town of Gersthofen, sedak is a premium manufacturer of optimum quality insulated and safety glass. As a market leader and specialist in oversized glass formats and special glass, we supply single-pane glass, multi-layer glass and functional insulated glass in formats up to 3.6m × 20m.

Maic Pannwitz Vice President

SFS is a leading manufacturer of rainscreen support systems with drainage and back-ventilation, featured with our NVELOPE product line. Our fasteners, brackets, rails and other components can adapt to work with a variety of facades while delivering uncompromising quality with cost-efficiency and help you meet code compliance requirements.

Raymond Hernandez Business Unit Manager, NVELOPE Systems

Sherwin-Williams Coil Coatings (formerly Valspar Architectural Metal Coatings) is a leader in the art and science of high-performance coatings that excel in both beauty and function. Our long-lasting Fluropon® 70% PVDF architectural coatings for coil and extrusion applications comes to life through an unlimited palette of 50,000+ colors and aesthetic effects and will keep your building façade looking new for decades to come. Coating applications include Curtain Wall, Metal Wall Panel Systems, Metal Roofing, Aluminum Window and Door Frames, Skylights, Soffits and Fascia, and more.

Susan Borne Architectural Manager, Northeast and Canada

Shildan is the leading supplier of terracotta rainscreen and sunscreen products for iconic and energy efficient building faҫades. Shildan introduced Terracotta Rainscreen to the US market 15 years ago and has completed 300 institutional projects. Shildan is a solutions company. Our experienced technical sales team offers early design guidance to architects, engineers & owners, design build services and technical assistance. Shildan specializes in designing and engineering systems to meet the needs of today’s high performing facades.

Jen Marchesani Vice President Sales & Marketing

Specified Technologies Inc. leads the industry in developing innovative fire protection systems that help stop the spread of fire, smoke and hot gases. For over 25 years, our team has worked hand in hand with the construction industry to create simple solutions to complex firestopping problems. Since firestopping is our only business, we concentrate all our resources on providing the highest quality, fully tested, innovative firestopping solutions.

Michael Zanotelli Facade & Curtain Wall Specialist - Western US & Canada

SWISSPEARL is the leading European manufacturer of cement composite façades for quality, high-end architecture. As the world leader in coloration technology and facade knowledge, our cement panels offer a wide range of products, aspects and colors specially designed to meet architects’ needs for superior rainscreen cladding applications.

Harry Harisberger Swisspearl Country Manager

SYSTEA is a leading provider of high-quality subframe systems.
As a connection between the load-bearing wall and facade cladding, SYSTEA solutions are responsible for safe and secure support. Next to its static engineering roles it also fulfills requirements like highest fire safety and energy efficiency as well as ensuring simple assembly and installation.

Frank Weigelt President/CEO

TerraCORE Panels is a leading provider of lightweight panelized cladding systems with an expansive portfolio of solutions. In partnership with Fiandre, TerraCORE offers a large-format porcelain rainscreen façade system that serves as an innovative and eco-friendly alternative to traditional cladding in a vast array of colors and finishes. Utilizing a one-million-sqft plant in Crossville, TN, TerraCORE’s porcelain system serves as one of the premier “Made in the USA” cladding products on the market. TerraCORE’s lightweight panel systems offer increased speed and ease of installation while facilitating the design and construction of lean and sustainable buildings.

Trevor Ede VP Of Sales

Terreal North America designs and manufactures terra cotta wall claddings, sunscreens and roof tiles. Terreal North America is a subsidiary of Ludowici Roof Tile, both based in New Lexington, Ohio. As part of a family of terra cotta companies, Terreal’s products are engineered and manufactured in facilities with over 300 years of terra cotta production experience. With 26 factories worldwide, Terreal’s automated processes and large production capacities allow for affordable terracotta product solutions.

Phil Bush National Sales Manager

Viracon offers a complete range of architectural exterior glass products. We not only fabricate glass, we also deliver design, aesthetic, budget and performance solutions for projects big and small. Our offering includes insulating, laminated, silk-screened, digital print, spandrel, hurricane-resistant, acoustical, blast-mitigating, electronic eavesdropping mitigating and a broad selection of proprietary high performance coatings.

Allen Davidson Sales Representative

WindowMaster was founded in 1990 with its vision is to create better buildings that have plenty of fresh air and excellent and safe indoor climates. WindowMaster employs highly experienced cleantech specialists in Denmark, Norway, Germany, United Kingdom, Ireland, Switzerland, and throughout North America. In addition, we work with a vast network of certified partners to bring our high quality solutions effectively to your building project.We supply sustainable indoor climate solutions for all types of buildings and our solutions are based on natural forces – natural ventilation. In addition, we have many years of experience in providing smoke ventilation solutions that comply with European EN standards, Danish regulatory standards and UL 325.

Mia Brondum Sales Director

Woodn integrates its patented wood and polymer material to mimic the look of wood without the issues frequently associated with real wood. Woodn can be extruded into many shapes and profiles to create a highly versatile material ideal for indoor and outdoor applications without the need for sealing or maintenance.

Wall Panel Systems (WPS) provides the most complete, easy-to-install, interior and exterior panel systems available in the market today. As an open-architecture, fully warrantied system, WPS supplies pre-engineered attachments and paneling to minimize fieldwork and ensure all projects are completed in a time, budget, and installer-friendly manner.

For over 119 years, Zahner has pioneered and led the architectural metals industry by applying aerospace engineering and precision to the fabrication of globally recognized, award-winning art and architectural projects. As the Masters of Metal, Zahner provides a range of products: fully custom solutions, standardized offerings, unique sheet good finishes, and design consultation/assist services.

Bronze-Wifi Sponsor

More than 90 years of service to the architectural and design community. Since 1930, Arcadia Inc. has helped the architectural community complete successful projects by providing high performance windows and doors that stand the test of time.

Clark Pacific designs, manufactures and installs high-performance building envelope systems. Known for their aesthetic versatility,energy efficiency and durability; Clark Pacific integrated envelope systems are a single-source solution for architects, owners, and general contractors.

Doug Bevier Product Manager

The PVB Division of Kuraray offers the widest portfolio of laminated glass interlayers on the market. Trosifol® ultra-clear, acoustic, and colored PVB interlayers and SentryGlas® ionoplast interlayers provide safety, sound control, decorative, structural and security benefits. Recent security-glazing test results will be highlighted at the conference.

Mark Jacobson Market Manager - North America

Think Wood helps you reimagine the possibilities of wood in the built environment by providing commercial, multifamily and single-family home design and build resources to architects, developers and contractors. Wood’s environmental, biophilic and health benefits can offer market differentiators that boost a project’s overall value and provide a connection to nature in our built environment. For stunning project profiles, design tools and CEUs, or free project support, visit thinkwood.com.

Interested in Sponsoring?

Facades+ conferences are prime informational and networking events for architects, general contractors, engineers, fabricators, material suppliers, building owners and developers, educators, and students. That’s why Facades+ has become the premier conference on high-performance building enclosures.

For our physical events, the Methods+Materials Sponsor Gallery provides face-to-face interaction between you and our architects, designers, and facades specialists who spec your materials and processes during the Facades+ AM conference program. There are many ways to use this opportunity to connect in a personal way with this influential group as a sponsor. For more information on the various levels of sponsorship, please fill out the form or contact Diana Darling at ddarling@archpaper.com or call 212-966-0630.