Former GGI Exec Albert Balik Passes Away
August 30, 2012

Albert Balik, longtime executive for Secaucus, N.J.-based General Glass International (GGI), recently passed away, according to an August 29 obituary that appeared in the New York Times.

Balik, along with his brother, Arthur, took over the family business, which was then called Max Balik's Son, in the late 1940s, when their father, Herman Balik, a second-generation owner of the company, passed away. In 1960, the brothers decided to rename the business General Glass Industries Corp. GGI Glass Distributors Corp. was formed in 1990. The two companies consolidated under the name General Glass International in 2002.

Albert Balik's son, Richard Balik, today runs the company with his cousin, David Balik. Albert Balik also is survived by his wife, Muriel.

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