Gary Smay retires from American Glass Research after 44 years

Gary started at American Glass Research in 1970 after completing his studies at the University of Pennsylvania.

He is recognized throughout the industry as an expert and leader in the areas of surface protection of glass containers and glass coatings.  He also is established as a world class educator in the subject areas of coatings, cord and annealing stresses and fracture diagnosis for the glass container industry.Over his long career at American Glass Research, Gary can be credited with a number of achievements. These include several US Patents, dozens of technical papers that have been published in industry trade journals and an impressive docket of industry training-seminars that spanned 35 countries and expanded the knowledge of thousands of industry professionals.Gary’s career began as a research chemist in the Butler, PA (USA) facility.  Through the years he held a number of positions with American Glass Research, a division of Agr International, but his most significant role was that of Manager of Consulting Services.His leadership in this position has led to the continuous growth of the division in the areas of consulting, training and testing.

Gary will continue to provide training to the industry as a lecturer (emeritus) in the American Glass Research Glass Technology Seminars.  He is scheduled to lead a number of seminars during the remainder of 2014, including three seminars to be held in Munich, Germany. In addition, he will continue on as a mentor to the next generation of seminar instructors and will remain involved in select large-scale projects.

“We wish Gary all the best in his semi-retirement” said Henry Dimmick Jr, CEO of Agr International, “but we really don’t want him to stray too far so his vast experience and knowledge can remain an asset to American Glass Research.”

600450 Gary Smay retires from American Glass Research after 44 years

See more news about:

Others also read

Canadian window and door manufacturer, Durabuilt, transforms award-winning windows into high-performing, water-repellent surface with Diamon-Fusion easy-to-clean coating.
Pilkington OptiView™ Protect OW is a special anti-reflective glass that enhances the appearance of the products on display.
Specifiers can order 4-by-6 and 12-by-12-inch samples at
"Right product, right place" - this is the motto of the NSG Group's trade fair presence at BAU 2019.
The continued expansion of construction activities in the GCC region is attracting an increased number of international exhibitors at The Big 5 this year again.
As part of our ongoing partnership and the continuous development, Granada Secondary Glazing has completed another project for Leeds University to decrease heat loss.

From industry

Portuetxe bidea 18
20018 San Sebastián (Gipuzkoa) Guipúzcoa

Is Kuleleri, Kule: 2, Kat: 22, 4. Levent
34330 Levent-Istanbul/İstanbul

40 Corniche El-Nil,
Al Sharafain Tower Maadi,
Cairo Governorate


Diamon-Fusion International, Inc.
Diamon-Fusion International, Inc.
Diamon-Fusion International, Inc.
Diamon-Fusion International, Inc.

Add new comment