GMIC Welcomes New President

Marie D. Kistler

Marie Kistler, Market Manager in Air Products’ Americas Strategic Marketing and Development organization, started her term as GMIC President on January 1. Marie’s focus is on market dynamics and solutions for energy-intensive industries, such as Glass and Steel, where industrial gas products and technologies play a significant role in the energy transition. She especially enjoys collaborating with trade associations and their manufacturing and supplier members to advance the industry and solve common problems.

Looking ahead to 2024, Marie said, “I am honored to serve as GMIC President this year and I look forward to working together with the dedicated and dynamic team of GMIC staff and member representatives. I am excited to build on the framework and goals established in our new Strategic Plan aimed at increasing member value and amplifying the voice of the glass industry through advocacy, education, and research.”

Marie has a degree in Materials Science and Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University and has been with Air Products for over 35 years, including roles in Materials Engineering, Contract Research and Applied R&D.

Completing this year’s GMIC Executive Committee are Vice President Stanley F. Rutkowski, RoMan Manufacturing; Treasurer Benjamin Prothman, Acuity Brands; and Scott Cooper, CelSian Glass.