2019 GMIC Board Officers & Trustees


Officers and trustees begin 1 January 2019 and terminates 31 December 2019


Martin Goller, PhD - Corning Incorporated
Engineering Associate


Scott Cooper - O-I
Global Glass & Materials Science Discipline Leader R&D



Immediate Past President:

Keith Bagarus - RoviSys, Inc.
Director Global Glass Automation


Andrew Richardson - Messer North America
Metals & Glass Applications Development


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


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

Terminating 31 December 2020

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

Mark Powys - Gallo Glass Company
Projects Manager

Brian Naveken - TECO
Furnace Design Engineer

Terminating 31 December 2021

Ken Bratton - Emhart Glass
Manager Mechanical Engineering

Rob Hofman - Roman Manufacturing
Vice President of Operations

Marie Kistler - Air Products
Marketing Manager North American Merchant Gases

Glenn Neff - Glass Service
Vice President

Rod Gravely - Tri-Mer Corporation
Technology Director, CCS Systems



The Glass Problems Conference

Hosted November 5-8, 2019 the 79th Conference on Glass Problems takes place at the Greater Columbus Convention Center in Columbus, Ohio.

The Usable Glass Strength Coalition

Sustainability is a key strategic objective of industrial organizations. A fundamentally stronger usable glass would revolutionize the efficiencies of glass production and uses.

Glass Manufacturing Industry Report

A detailed and comprehensive reference source for intelligence on the glass manufacturing industry produced by the Glass Manufacturing Industry Council.