GANA Laminating Division Announces New Chairperson

The laminating division of the Glass Association of North America (GANA) has announced that John Bush of Oldcastle Glass will be its new chairperson. He is director of laminated products and development with Oldcastle Glass and is currently responsible for the marketing and development of laminated glass products throughout Oldcastle Glass, which includes 13 laminating plants in the United States and Canada.

"I look forward to working with the many dedicated and talented individuals that volunteer within the GANA Laminating Division," said Bush. "With the continuous creation and execution of division technical activities, fantastic membership growth and continuing marketing programs, our division will maintain its leadership and support of the laminating industry."

Bush started his career in the flat glass laminating business in 1987 as technical director of specialist glass laminator Romag. In 1994, he moved from his home in England to Florida to set up a glass laminating subsidiary plant for Romag, supplying the then-newly emerging market for hurricane impact resistant glass. Oldcastle Glass acquired the plant in 1998.

Bush has ten years experience in the manufacturing, testing and marketing of hurricane resistant glazing and has been active in GANA meetings, participating in division task groups.

The chairperson position will officially transition during Glass Week 2006, when current chairperson Rick Wright will hand over the gavel to Bush at the end of the laminating division membership meeting on Sunday, January 29.

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