Valerie Block

Architectural Marketing Consultant, Kuraray America

Valerie Block is currently an architectural marketing consultant for the PVB Division of Kuraray America. In this role, she works with architects and specifiers, structural engineers, façade consultants and glass fabricators on the specification, design, and use of laminated glass in buildings.  Before joining Kuraray three years ago, she was a senior marketing specialist with DuPont Glass Laminating Solutions, located in Wilmington, DE.

Valerie has chaired many industry committees, including the Glazing Industry Code Committee, the laminating division of the Glass Association of North America, ASTM Task groups on Glass Strength and Glass Floors and Walkways.  A frequent speaker and author of articles about the use of glass in buildings, Valerie brings over 30 years of experience in the glass and glazing industry.  She holds Masters Degrees from the University of Michigan and the University of Pennsylvania.