Exclusive Sisecam interview: Sener Oktik, Chief Research and Technological Development Officer
More than 650 people registered for last November’s Sisecam International Glass Conference in Istanbul, including strong support from international glassmakers and the academic community. John Wallis spoke to Professor Dr Sener Oktik, Conference Executive Chair and Sisecam’s Chief Research and Technological Development Officer about future plans for the conference and how they align with Sisecam’s ambitious R&D goals. The full version of this article appears in the January/February issue *.
Exclusive O-I interview: Robert Gachot, Group Executive for South West Europe
In the past three years, Owens-Illinois has invested more than €250 million in its French glass container production sites. Robert Gachot, Group Executive for South West Europe, discusses some of the projects completed and those in the pipeline, including the relocation of its regional headquarters to purpose-designed premises in Lyon. The company’s Spanish activities are also discussed. The full version of this article appears in the January/February issue *.
Exclusive NSG interview: Richard Altman, Regional Director for Architectural Glass and Solar in North America
Later this year, NSG Group is scheduled to commission its first new float line in the USA since 1980. Regional Director for Architectural Glass and Solar in North America, Richard Altman, who has worked for the Toledo-based organisation for four decades, discusses opportunities for the flat glass production specialist, as well as some of his personal career highlights. The full version of this article appears in the January/February issue *.
Professor Alicia Durán received the 49th annual Phoenix Award at a ceremony in Madrid this October, supported by colleagues and friends. In an acceptance speech that emphasised her passion and support for glass and for members of the international glass community, Professor Durán confirmed her commitment to achieve a series of goals while President of the International Commission on Glass. This involves the realisation of the ICG2030 project and support for the International Year of Glass 2022 proposal. The full version of this article appears in the November/December issue *.