Christian Quenett, head of Architectural Glass Europe Pilkington Deutschland AG (NSG Group), has been elected chair of the board of directors of Glass for Europe, a trade association for Europe’s flat glass manufacturers.

Quenett, who already occupied the position of vice chair of the board, takes over the position from Reha Akcakaya, president of Şişecam, after two years.

“Glass for Europe aims at strengthening and championing an active and influential flat glass industry in the European Union,” says 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.”

Philippe Bastien, general manager of the building and industrial division of AGC Glass Europe was elected vice chair of the board, which is composed of 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.

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