Future Trends in End-use Applications
September 19, 2024

Toledo Hilton Garden Inn

One of the key challenges of the glass industry is implementing sustainable fuels and technology to reduce its carbon footprint and contribute to a more sustainable world. At the same time, glass is used in a large variety of sustainable applications (for example solar and wind power) and contributes to the reduction of energy consumption and CO2 emissions in the architectural, automotive, and packaging markets.

Symposium attendees will learn about:

  • glass application developments in different markets
  • strategies and technologies to further improve the circular economy of glass products
  • the traceability of raw materials in the supply chain required for a full CO2 product footprint


  • GMIC or GlassTrend Member $295
  • General $345
  • Speakers receive complimentary registration

Symposium Program – to be announced June 15

Thursday, September 19, 2024


Glass Manufacturers, Refractory and Equipment Suppliers, Raw Material and Energy Suppliers, Design Engineers, Process Engineers, Academics, and Glass Researchers, Technology, Process Design, Analysis, and Improvement.

Program Co-Chairs:

Bruno Purnode, PhD, Leader Melting & Modeling Technology, Sr. Research Associate – Owens Corning
Oscar Verheijen, President – GlassTrend

Program Committee:

  • Brian Naveken, Manager of Technology and Technical Sales – Toledo Engineering Company
  • Ben Prothman, Ceramic Engineer – Holophane
  • Carl Fayerweather, Global Melting Processing Engineering Strategy and Sustainability – O-I
  • David Girvan, Manager Float Technology – Vitro Architectural Glass
  • Donn Sederstrom, PhD., Senior Research Engineer – Johns Manville
  • Erik Muijsenberg, VP – Glass Service
  • Glenn Neff, VP – Glass Service USA
  • Josh Snyder, Melting Design & Process Engineering Manager in MTE – Corning
  • Michael Gallagher, Lead Engineer, Glass Combustion Applications – Air Products & Chemicals
  • Shrikar Chakravarti, Associate Director, Business Development Industrial Applications R& D – Linde