Dr Akcakaya, President of the Flat Glass Group of Şişecam, takes over the position of Chairman from Mr Houchan Shoeibi from Saint-Gobain.He knows very well Glass for Europe since he has served as Vice-chairman during the last 4 years. Şişecam is an industrial group operating on an international scale in the fields of glass and chemicals production. It ranks among the top 5 flat glass companies in the world and Europe. With its manufacturing site in Targovishte, Bulgaria, Şişecam is still to date the largest greenfield investor in Bulgaria.
Dr Akcakaya is an engineer and glass scientist by academic training and brings to his new role over 18 years of experience and knowledge of the world of flat glass. During the last decade, he worked as Trakya automotive glass plant Manager and was promoted Director of Automotive Glass in 2009. Since January 2014 he has been appointed as President of the Flat Glass Group of Şişecam.
During the General Assembly, Mr Christian Quenett, Head of Architectural Glass Europe of NSG Group, was elected Vice-Chairman of the Board. The Board of Directors is also composed of Mr Philippe Bastien, General Manager Europe, Building & Industrial Division of AGC Glass Europe, and Mr Houchan Shoeibi, President of Saint-Gobain Sekurit.
About Glass for Europe
Glass for Europe is the trade association for Europe’s manufacturers of flat glass. Flat glass is the material that goes into a variety of end-products and primarily in windows and façades for buildings, windscreens and windows for automotive and transport as well as glass covers, connectors and mirrors for solar-energy equipments. Flat glass is also used for many other applications such as furniture, electronics, appliances, etc.
Glass for Europe has four members: AGC Glass Europe, NSG-Group, Saint-Gobain Glass and Şişecam and works in association with Guardian. Altogether, these five companies represent 90% of Europe’s flat glass production.
Glass for Europe firmly believes that state-of-the-art glass can play a vital role in achieving the EU’s energy savings target and promotes ambitious mechanisms to support the market uptake of energy-efficient glass technologies.