Marvin's Steven Tourek named new president of Tropical Forest Foundation board of directors

International non-profit promotes sustainable tropical forest management to preserve renewable resources and natural habitats

Warroad, Minn., March 4, 2010 – The Tropical Forest Foundation has named Steve Tourek, senior vice president and general counsel for Marvin Windows and Doors, as the new president of the organization’s board of directors.

The foundation is an international non-profit dedicated to sustainable forest management in the tropics, working with conservation groups, government agencies and companies that manufacture wood products to promote training, outreach and research pertaining to sustainable forest management in tropical regions around the world. Tourek is also chairman of the Window & Door Manufacturers Association.

Marvin has long been committed to sustainability in many forms: manufacturing energy-efficient windows and doors, maximizing recycling and reducing waste, and encouraging sustainable forestry practices. Tourek’s leadership in TFF is another example in a long history of environmentally oriented initiatives and accomplishments from Marvin.

“This company is driven to not just build beautiful windows and doors of great value but also to act as responsible stewards of our beautiful environment for future generations.,” Tourek said. “As close partners, we’ve seen the great work the Tropical Forest Foundation is doing on the ground. Its training centers and demonstration models, as well as research and outreach, are positively impacting what is actually taking place in the world. More concessions are better managed, more viable, more conducive to maintaining biodiversity and more supportive of communities whose long-term livelihood is dependent upon the economics of their forests. I look forward to serving and contributing to TFF’s mission with my fellow directors.”

For more information on TFF, visit www.tropicalforestfoundation.org.

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