Mr. Gonzalez received a Steuben Glass sculpture of the mythological Phoenix bird at a ceremony and banquet held at the University Club of Mexico in Mexico City on September 17, 2004.The Phoenix Award was established in 1971 to recognize special individuals who have made significant lifetime contributions to the glass industry in the field of science, production, or education, relating to glass containers, fiber glass, scientific glass, flat class, tableware and electronic glass.The Phoenix Award Committee is made up of 24 voting members, representing a diverse group of suppliers to the glass industry. Members of the committee serve for a period of four years, with six new members appointed each year. Mr. Gonzalez was unanimously selected for the award in recognition of his many contributions to glass packaging, his vision for the automation of the glass making process and his achievements in the promotion of glass as a medium of artistic expression.
Alonso Gonzalez, Jr. of Grupo Pavisa, Mexico has been named the thirtyfourth recipient of the Phoenix Award.
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