AAMA Awards 2016 Scholarship to Emily Briese, Daughter of GED Employee

Schaumburg, IL — The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) awarded an AAMA scholarship to Emily Briese, who will be a freshman this fall at the University of Toledo, where she will pursue a degree in Environmental Engineering.  She plans to use her degree to implement new energy resources.

The AAMA scholarship is a one-time award of $2,000.  All children of employees of AAMA member companies are eligible to obtain this financial aid for higher education in pursuit of a degree in an engineering or technical field relating to the building products industry.

Applicants are judged on grade point average, college entrance exam scores and a 500-word essay.  Eligible candidates must be high school seniors or college students who are children of employees of AAMA member companies in good standing. Emily’s father, Bill Briese, works for GED Integrated Solutions (GED) in Twinsburg, Ohio as its R&D and IG Products Engineering Manager.

“AAMA is always so proud of its group of AAMA Scholarship Program winners,” says Rich Walker, AAMA President and CEO. “We are pleased to continue supporting the efforts of a new generation of leaders and to help expand their knowledge in the building industry.”

All AAMA scholarship award winners were announced during the 2016 AAMA Summer Conference, held June 12-15, in San Antonio, TX. Briese’s award was accepted by Tim McGlinchy, Executive VP of Engineering at GED.

For more information, visit the AAMA Scholarship Program web page or email scholarship@aamanet.org. Videos of the AAMA Scholarship Award winners accepting their awards can be found on AAMA’s YouTube Channel, along with videos of past winners.

More about AAMA and its activities can be found via the AAMA Media Relations page or on the AAMA website, www.aamanet.org. AAMA is the source of performance standards, product certification and educational programs for the fenestration industry.

About GED Integrated Solutions, Inc.

GED Integrated Solutions is a worldwide supplier of fully integrated insulating glass and vinyl window and door fabrication systems, including innovative robotic solutions, and the pioneer of the revolutionary Intercept i-3 Warm Edge spacer frame production system. The company’s i-3 platform works with its LeanNet® communications software to integrate every facet of a plant’s operation, increasing IG quality and production volumes and profits while decreasing operating costs and material wastage. GED’s commitment to innovation that addresses its customers’ needs is evidenced by the fact that 18 of the top 20 window and door manufacturers in North America utilize GED’s equipment and software solutions. Contact 330-963-5401 for further GED information or visit www.gedusa.com.