Glassolutions man takes the GGF helm
The new President of the GGF’s is Brian Baker of Glassolutions who replaces Mark Warren of Lister Trade Frames in this high profile industry position.
Brian takes up the presidency after five years on the GGF board, during which time he has played a key role in ensuring the views of the whole door and window industry are represented at the highest level.
With 35 years’ experience in glass processing, Brian’s role on the GGF board allows him to share invaluable knowledge with fellow industry experts about a wide range of glass products, including security glazing and thermally superior sealed units.
Nigel Rees, GGF Group Chief Executive said “I warmly welcome Brian as new GGF President and thank Mark for all his sterling work during his presidency. It is pleasing that both Brian and Mark as Immediate Past President, will continue working together on many areas of the Federation.”
As GGF President, Brian’s role will be diverse. Key priorities include a continuation of the Federation’s hard work towards improving the door and window industry’s reputation, as well as ensuring the building industry and homeowners get the most out of today’s technologically advanced glass products to drive up energy efficiency.
On taking up his new role, Brian commented, “I am delighted to take over the role of President of the Federation. Mark Warren has overseen some fundamental changes in the structure and operations of the GGF following the Strategy Review, and I hope to be able to build on both his and the GGF’s success.”
Immediate Past President, Mark Warren remains on the GGF Board for the next 12 months to ensure continuity within the Federation’s hierarchy and offers some encouraging words for his successor. He said: “Having worked with Brian for a few years, I welcome his appointment as President. I have no doubt he is up to the challenges ahead both in the GGF and in the industry.”
In addition to representing Glassolutions at the GGF, Brian will also ensure the technical expertise of Saint-Gobain group sister companies Saint-Gobain Glass, Vetrotech and Swisspacer feeds into the federation’s work for the benefit of the whole industry.