On 22 March, during the last General Assembly of Glass for Europe, Dr. Christian Quenett, Head of Architectural Glass Europe Pilkington Deutschland AG (NSG Group), has been elected Chairman of the Board of Directors of Glass for Europe.
Christian Quenett, who already occupied the position of Vice-Chairman of the Board, takes over the position of Chairman from Dr. Akcakaya, President of the Flat Glass Group of Sisecam after 2 years. The NSG Group is one of the world's largest manufacturers of glass and glazing products for the architectural, automotive and technical glass sectors. With around 27,000 permanent employees, NSG has principal operations around the world and sales in over 100 countries. The Group's Pilkington brand is synonymous with manufacturing excellence and technological innovation.
"Glass for Europe aims at strengthening and championing an active and influential flat glass industry in the European Union", says Christian Quenett. "I am eager to support Glass for Europe's activities to make sure that the vision of the flat glass industry is properly disseminated among opinion leaders and policy makers both in Brussels and across the European continent", he added.
During the General Assembly, Mr Philippe Bastien, General Manager, Building & Industrial Division of AGC Glass Europe was elected Vice-Chairman of the Board. The Board of Directors of Glass for Europe is composed of high-level representatives of the five leading EU-based float glass manufacturers, AGC Glass Europe, Guardian, NSG Group, Saint-Gobain Glass Industries and Sisecam and of one representative from Germany's flat glass and glazing association, Bundesverband Flachglas.