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Key changes at glass melting consultancy

Key changes at glass melting consultancy

Leading Netherlands-based glass melting expert consultant CelSian has announced a series of key personnel changes.

Adriaan Lankhorst, one of the organisation’s leading simulation experts retired in October 2020 and after a career of more than 33 years in the glass industry starting at TNO’s Glass Group, Anne-Jans Faber leaves CelSian in January 2021. He will continue to be available as a glass consultant to CelSian and also his work as lecturer at RWTH will be prolonged. Oscar Verheijen takes over as Chairman of GlassTrend.

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14/01/2021

Conference on Glass Problems call for papers

Conference on Glass Problems call for papers

The organisers of the 82nd Conference on Glass Problems are inviting engineers, educators, students and solutions providers working with aspects of glass manufacturing to submit abstracts for this November’s leading industry event.

Broad topics of interest include: Glass melting and quality; combustion and heat transfer; refractories; process control, sensors and Industry 4.0; modeling of glass melting and processing; raw materials, batching, cullet and recycling; forming issues and container customisation; safety, emissions, environment and respirable silica; carbon reduction, energy management and electric boosting; furnace design and reconstruction; and furnace life extension and maintenance.

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14/01/2021

Batch plant for 900 tonnes UK container furnace

Germany’s EME has successfully upgraded the batch plant at Encirc in Elton, UK to feed the furnace’s increased capacity.

After performing an audit on-site to define the needs of its customer, EME identified opportunities to improve the cycle time and determined the equipment that was critical for the upgrade.

The batch plant was modernised with the installation of this critical equipment and by modifying the control system to reduce the cycle time in order to guarantee the increased feed to the furnace.

Another challenge that was overcome was feeding batch to the second furnace continuously during the batch plant upgrade. In addition, EME extended the cullet return system; now 12 EME scrapers in total are in operation at the Elton facility.

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14/01/2021

Finance transformation management

Éric Trupin has been named Arc Group’s CFO following the retirement of Xavier Roy-Contancin, who will now serve on the Arc Board.

Mr Roy-Contancin joined Arc in 2019, with the primary focus of leading an ambitious finance transformation and modernisation plan. Currently CFO Europe and Group CIO, Mr Trupin takes on the group’s CFO/CIO is also now accountable for all finance activities.

www.arc-intl.com

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14/01/2021

Senior management changes at global power and control specialist

Senior management changes at global power and control specialist

For the past 13 years, René Meuleman has successfully led the global glass vertical market for Eurotherm by Schneider Electric. Mr Meuleman has made many significant and lasting contributions working to promote Eurotherm as a key supplier of power and control technologies to the global glass market. Continuing his professional journey, Mr Meuleman recently decided to join CelSian as Business Development and Customer Support Director. He will be leaving Eurotherm by Schneider Electric on 28 February 2021.

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14/01/2021

Industry support call to support innovation and sustainability

Industry support call to support innovation and sustainability

UK-based Glass Futures is arranging a series of virtual workshop events in the coming weeks to explain how the centre of excellence will benefit industry businesses with carbon saving opportunities, while also showing how up-skilling and training will be delivered within a safe environment.

Together with members, the organisation is co-designing the world's first global centre of excellence and is reaching out to the global glass supply chain for the best knowledge.

Three ninety minute events have been organised for 27 January, 24 February and 31 March, where delegates can gain virtual insight during a series of open design sessions to access collaborative, interactive workshops.

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14/01/2021

Konrad Wiegand remembered

Konrad Wiegand remembered

The death of former Partner and Managing Director of Wiegand-Glas, Konrad Wiegand has been announced.

He was an important part of the company’s management team from 1965 to 1997 and was a partner until 2008.

Family members and former colleagues are mourning the loss of an outstanding entrepreneur whose drive, entrepreneurial vision and humanity have significantly shaped the company.

For his life's work, he was awarded the Federal Cross of Merit and the honorary citizenship of the community of Steinbach am Wald and the city of Grossbreitenbach.

www.wiegand-glas.de

Published: 
07/01/2021

Senior leadership appointment at UK container specialist

Allied Glass has announced some key developments to its senior management team, including the appointment of Richard Summers as Chief Operating Officer. An influential part of the business since 1988, Mr Summers progresses from the role of Operations Director, a position he has held since 2002. He has been part of the senior team at Allied for over 20 years.

Three board level appointments have also been confirmed, as Allied develops its senior leadership team, with the announcement of board members for manufacturing, organisational development and quality.

Published: 
07/01/2021

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