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.
Guus Boekhoudt summarises the European performance and investments at Guardian Glass, one of the world’s largest glass manufacturers, with leading positions in float and fabricated glass products for commercial, residential and transportation applications.
Sven-Roger Kahl fell in love with glass and its endless possibilities at the age of 12. Now Manager of Furnace Operations and Innovations Group for Ardagh Group, Glass – Europe, he spoke exclusively to Glass Worldwide about highlights from an illustrious career in the industry, including his involvement with GlassTrend as an Advisory Board member.
The glass industry is playing a waiting game in the move to all-electric melting technologies. René Meuleman provides some justification for why attitudes need to change and why manufacturers should consider starting the transformation sooner rather than later.
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