The National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC) has named Michael J. Thoman the 2013 Dariush Arasteh Member of the Year.
Nominated by his peers, Thoman was chosen as the award’s recipient by the NFRC Board of Directors. “The selection of Mike as member of the year is great news,” said NFRC Board Chair Steve Strawn. “I have worked with Mike on many Board committees and have always appreciated his thoughtful input to the discussion.”
In his 13-year history with NFRC, Thoman has proved to be a tireless leader and diligent collaborator, having volunteered countless hours and expertise in areas as wide-ranging as task group collaborator to leader of task groups, subcommittees, committees, board member. As recently as July 2013, Thoman accepted the appointment to Chair of the NFRC Technical Committee by the NFRC Board. He is the Director of Thermal Testing and Simulations at NFRC member company Architectural Testing, Inc.
“He deserved to receive this award years ago,” stated 2012 Member of the Year Tom Culp, when presenting the award. “This is the first year he’s eligible because prior to this he was serving as an elected board member. It is a distinct honor to be able to personally present this award to Mike.”
“I am honored to receive this award,” said Thoman. “It has been a pleasure to work with the dedicated and talented members of NFRC over the past 13 years to help to further the cause of the organization.”
“Mike has tremendous life experience that he brings to the NFRC table and absolutely adds value to our efforts,” added Strawn. “Congratulations Mike.”
The NFRC Member of the Year award is named in memory of Dariush Arasteh, an early and vital contributor to the creation and development of NFRC.
The award was presented to Thoman on Sept. 23 during the opening session of the NFRC Fall 2013 Membership Meeting in Tempe, Arizona. Information on the proceedings at the meeting may be found on NFRC’s blog, News Now.