The 40th anniversary of the Glass and Glazing Federation (GGF) saw the perfect opportunity to reward two long serving employees at the annual Members Day.
Brian Baker (left on top picture), former GGF President and interim Chief Executive and Brian Waldron (right), Chairman of the GGF Standards Committee have been recognised for their outstanding service to the Glass and Glazing Federation.
Brian Baker started in the industry in 1979 and first became engaged with the Federation in 1981. He has been at the forefront of the GGF for the last 7 years and in one single year, he attended over 120 GGF meetings.
From major decisions as a Board Director to a having significant input into GGF technical publications, his contribution across many areas of the GGF has been immense over the decades.
Brian Baker said: “I had planned to retire a few years ago but when I am asked to help out, it seems I just can’t refuse. I would like to thank everyone for all their help over the years.
“I’m pleased to have played my part in the GGF and truly honoured to receive this award from the Federation.”
Brian Waldron began his service to the industry in 1969, when he started with Pilkington Brothers Ltd. He has since sat on many GGF, British, European and International technical committees and is widely regarded as the global glass and glazing industry’s technical guru in particular on the safety glazing and standardisation.
Brian is the only individual in the GGF Membership who has been part of a GGF committee or specialist group since the Federation was formed 40 years ago and is considered the foremost expert witness in the industry.
He is still going strong representing the GGF on international technical panels and chairing the GGF’s Standards Committee and will be hugely missed once he decides to retire.
“I remember the GGF when it started in 1977, in small rented offices at Mount Row in Mayfair and I am pleased to have been part of its incredible success over the last 40 years,” said Brian Waldron.
“I will continue to be involved with the GGF as maintaining the highest technical standards is of paramount importance in our industry. I am delighted to accept this award on behalf of all those who have contributed to the GGF technical groups and committees.”
The Glass and Glazing Federation
40 Rushworth Street
t: 0207 939 9101
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