2017 GMIC Board Officers & Trustees


Officers and trustees begin 1 January 2016 and terminates 31 December 2016


Rob Hofman - Roman Manufacturing
Vice President of Operations


Andrew Zamurs - Rio Tinto Minerals
Industry and Marketing Analyst

Immediate Past President:

Brian Naveken - TECO
Furnace Design Engineer


Martin Goller, PhD - Corning Incorporated
Engineering Associate


Robert Weisenburger Lipetz, MBA - Glass Manufacturing Industry Council
Executive Director


Terminating 31 December 2017

Bruno Purnode, PhD – Owens Corning
Global Leader Melting Controls & Modeling Technology, Sr. Research Associate

Elmer Sperry - Libbey, Inc.
Technical Leader – Batch & Furnace Design

Rajiv Tiwary, PhD - Vitro Architectural Glass 
Sr. Engineering Associate

Steve Badger – Pittsburgh Corning
Director of Technology

Steve Weiser - O-I
 Process Improvement Project Team Leader

Terminating 31 December 2018

Ken Bratton - Emhart Glass
Manager Mechanical Engineering

Steve Olesen - World Kitchen, LLC
Sr. Advanced Technology Engineer

Susan Torlina- Anheuser – Busch InBev NAZ Supply
Technical Manager

Yuri Vulfson - Hollingsworth & Vose Fiber Company
Senior Scientist

Kevin Cook - Elster
Global Accounts Manager

Terminating 31 December 2019

Aaron Huber, PhD – Johns Manville
Senior Manager, Furnace Research Group, Process Technology

Euan Evenson – Praxair, Inc.
Associate Director – Program Development

Dave Ulmer – SORG Services USA

Keith Bagarus – RoviSys, Inc.
Director – Global Glass Automation (appointed to replace Andrew Zamurs – Rio Tinto Minerals)

Andrew Richardson - Linde
Linde Technologist - Combustion

The Glass Problems Conference

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The Usable Glass Strength Coalition

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Glass Manufacturing Industry Report

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