Valerie Block

Senior Marketing Specialist, Kuraray America

Biography

Valerie Block is currently a senior marketing specialist for Kuraray America, formerly DuPont Glass Laminating Solutions, located in Wilmington, DE.  She leads the global architectural team responsible for large projects.  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. Valerie is a LEED® Accredited Professional with the U.S. Green Building Council, as well as a Construction Documents Technologist with the Construction Specifications Institute (CSI). She participates on numerous industry and standards committees, including ASTM International, ISO, and the Canadian Standards Association.  She is a board member of the Glass Association of North America, where she chairs the Laminating Division.   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.