Announcing ambitious expansion plans for a new greenfield plant, Sushil Jhunjhunwala spoke exclusively to Glass Worldwide about La Opala’s specialist production of opal and lead crystal tableware, as well as his pride at recently being awarded the AIGMF’s inaugural C K Somany Glass Award.
What will the glass factory of the future look like? What are the benefits when data makes glass production transparent? At glasstec, Grenzebach presented a series of extendable digital solutions. Peter Seidl and Roland Jenning explain.
A record number of former winners were present at this year’s Phoenix Award banquet in Germany, where Oliver Wiegand’s outstanding contribution to the international glass container industry was recognised in front of family and friends.
In his first interview since joining O-I as Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer, John Webb spoke exclusively to Glass Worldwide about the industry pioneer’s ongoing transformation and how initiatives such as a dedicated plant manager development programme and a new approach to standardisation are benefitting the 26,500-plus workforce across 79 plants in 23 countries.
NSG Group’s Head of Architectural Glass Europe, Dr Christian Quenett has recently been elected Chairman of Glass for Europe, the trade association for Europe’s flat glass sector. He spoke exclusively to Glass Worldwide about both roles, as well as the challenges and opportunities faced by the industry.
Last May, Georg Feith took up the reins as Chief Executive Officer at the Stölzle Glass Group, replacing Johannes Schick. One of Europe’s leading glass packaging specialists, Stölzle was not unknown to Mr Feith, however, having started his career at the Köflach plant in Austria during the early 1990s. He spoke exclusively to Glass Worldwide about his hopes for CAG-Holding’s diversified glassmaking subsidiary.