GGF marks special year for Saint-Gobain

Brain Baker (left) receives the award from Nigel Rees
Brain Baker (left) receives the award from Nigel Rees
Brain Baker (left) receives the award from Nigel Rees
Brain Baker (left) receives the award from Nigel Rees

The Glass and Glazing Federation (GGF) has congratulated Saint-Gobain on its 350th anniversary.

Saint-Gobain has been a GGF member since the early 1990s and, according to the GGF, is still as active as ever, with representation at more than 20 specialist groups and committees.

GGF President, Brian Baker, who works with the GGF on behalf of Saint-Gobain companies, accepted a special GGF award to commemorate Saint-Gobain’s landmark anniversary.

Brian, who received the award at the recent GGF Members’ Day, commented: “It was a genuine privilege to accept this award to mark the 350th birthday of Saint-Gobain. It is extra special to accept it as GGF President on an occasion such as Members’ Day.

“Though it was a pleasant surprise, it really shouldn’t have been, when one considers all the work, time and effort shared between Saint-Gobain and the GGF to advance the industry.”

Giles Willson, GGF managing director, commented: “It’s important for the GGF as the industry’s leading trade organisation to have large global players such as Saint-Gobain on board to help drive our strategy and activity. Since the GGF was formed, we have grown stronger because of the quality of our Members.

“Saint-Gobain have made and continue to make an invaluable contribution, in particular on the development the GGF’s technical information that has served our membership and the industry so well for the many years. I wish them all the best in this landmark year.”

Nigel Rees, GGF Group chief executive added: “The GGF felt it was only appropriate to make this gesture as Saint-Gobain is the oldest brand in our industry and the company and its subsidiary companies have contributed so much to the GGF and the industry over many years. It is particularly fitting that Brian as President accepted the award as his work with the GGF on so many fronts has been and still is exemplary. On behalf of all connected to the GGF, my sincere congratulations to all at Saint-Gobain on their 350th anniversary.”

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