John Bush Launches New Consulting Company
March 9, 2010
John Bush, who most recently served as the director of laminated
products for Oldcastle Glass, launched a new company, John Bush
Consulting Inc., on March 1. With more than 21 years experience
in glass fabrication, Bush says he started the company to support
the glass fabrication industry in response to recent requests for
have been encouraged by the number of my contacts who have expressed
a need for a true independent opinion," he says, explaining
that given the slow economy, the time was ideal to start a consulting
"A lot of companies may not have the in-house expertise [for
various projects] and in this economy they don't want to hire anyone
permanent until the recession turns around," Bush tells USGNN.com.
"So companies are more likely to bring people on short-term
to help them through these projects; they are more prepared to take
on a consultant."
Throughout his career Bush has been involved with a number of different
aspects of the glass industry, including a mixture of technical
sales, marketing and operations. He says he will be able to rely
upon this experience to offer support and guidance to many different
organizations including glass fabricators, material suppliers, equipment
suppliers, glazing contractors and architects.
"I will be focusing on a variety of project types such as technical,
marketing, product development and trouble shooting," says
Bush has a masters in engineering from the University of Cambridge
UK and an MBA from the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne UK. He
is originally from the North of England, and re-located to Florida
in 1994 to produce laminated glass that would meet the hurricane-resistant
requirements of the them newly emerging coastal building codes.
For four year he also served as the chair of the Glass Association
of North America's Laminating Division, and he is currently based
"I am looking forward to the variety that a job like this will
bring. I am always interested in seeing and learning new ways of
doing things, while still using my core competencies and knowledge,"
says Bush. "I am really excited about this new adventure in
my life. So far my work has been extremely varied and includes a
feasibility study for new equipment in Canada, a job site inspection
on a $30 million home in Florida, and the production of standard
operating procedures for insulating glass in California."
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