Helen Sanders

General Manager at Technoform North America


Helen Sanders, PhD, is a general Manager at Technoform North America. She has more than 25 years of experience in glass technology, market development and manufacturing, in coatings, insulating glass and thermal zone technology for fenestration. Sanders has a doctorate in surface science from the University of Cambridge.

She is an active member of many industry organizations and in codes and standards development. She is the founding president of the Façade Tectonics Institute (FTI) and is currently the immediate past president; she is a board member of the Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA), co-chair of its Glass Products Council, and of its Innovation and Sustainability Steering Committees; and a technical liaison on the National Glass Association’s Fabricating Committee; and Board member of the National Fenestration Rating Council.

Helen is an advocate for high performance fenestration and was named one of USGlass Magazine’s Top 100 Influencers as one of the individuals “who are leading their peers in new directions” and “changing the whole equation of how we look at the industry.” She was recognized by US Glass Magazine as one of the top women leaders in the glass industry in 2017 and was the recipient of their individual Green Award in 2019.