Glass Manufacturing Industry Council
GMIC is a 501(c)(6) non-profit trade association representing the interests of the glass manufacturing industry. GMIC bridges all segments of glass manufacturing, including float glass, container, fiber, and specialty glass. GMIC does for individual companies what they would find difficult to do on their own; provide technical education, coordinate technical initiatives, provide industry intelligence, develop workforce, advocate with lawmakers, promote the usage and image of glass products and provide opportunities to meet and exchange ideas. Incorporated in 1998, the council is governed by a board of trustees with offices in Westerville Ohio.
Through extensive interviews with chief executive and technical managers of the glass manufacturing industry, the GMIC Board of Trustees created a set of strategic objectives. These objectives drive the annual operational objectives and serve as the road map for future development. They are:
- Promote and facilitate the use of glass
- Position the industry to better meet the sustainability demands
- Represent the glass industry
The 2016 Sept/Oct issue of Glass Worldwide contains an interview with Executive Director Robert Weisenburger Lipetz who shares GMIC’s activities and objectives. Glass Worldwide has elected to designate the interview as one of the four articles that are featured on their home page on their website. Download the PDF article below.
To facilitate, organize and promote the interests, economic growth, and sustainability of the glass industry through education and cooperation in the areas of technology, productivity, innovation and the environment.