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GGF appoints New Technical Officer


Richard Kells, Technical Officer

The Glass and Glazing Federation (GGF) is pleased to announce the appointment of Richard Kells as Technical Officer joining the current GGF Technical team.

With over 30 years’ experience working in the glass industry, Richard will complement the existing skills within the technical dpeartment at the GGF. In addition to his experience at upstream manufacturing plants, glass processing operations and most recently as a glass consultant, Richard is able to provide technical advice and support for a wide range of commercial and domestic architectural glass applications.

Particular areas of expertise Richard brings to the GGF are architectural glass strength, when glass is being designed to resist mechanical stresses; the solar/optical/thermal performances of most glass types, of which he has in-depth knowledge; and the sorts of visual and performance faults that glass may develop in service.

On Richard’s appointment, Steve Rice, GGF Director of Technical Affairs, commented: “I am delighted that Richard has joined the Federation as part of our technical team. With his solid experience, knowledge and skills, I am sure he will bring a huge amount to this very important role within the GGF.

This appointment will not only allow us to maintain our high level of technical and regulatory support to GGF Members, but enhance it even further.”

On his new position, Richard commented: “I am very excited to have joined the GGF and look forward to supporting GGF Members from within the technical team.”



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Glass and Glazing Federation(GGF)

The Glass and Glazing Federation (GGF) is the primary trade association for companies that make, supply or fit flat glass and related products representing more than 60% of the industry’s turnover. As such the GGF is the recognised leading authority for employers and companies within the flat glass, glazing, window, home improvement, plastics and window film industries. This includes double glazing, Energy Efficient Windows, replacement windows, doors, conservatories, applied film, hardware, safety glazing, sealants, fire resistant glass, emergency glazing, decorative glass, secondary glazing, solar control and plastics.

The GGF provides information for homeowners, professional specifiers and anyone seeking professional and unbiased information on any aspect of glass and glazing in the UK. GGF members supply replacement windows, doors, conservatories and Energy Efficient Windows in all framing materials including Aluminium, PVC-U, Steel and Timber.

The GGF is a great promoter of energy efficient glazing and the GGF’s Carbon Calculator enables homeowners and others to see how much money and carbon can be saved by installing new Energy Efficient Windows.

Architects and Specifiers are well supported with a range of literature and professional advisors to assist with all aspects of specification and related issues. GGF Members sign up to the Federation's Code of Good Practice and are vetted before being accepted. A free conciliation service is provided for mediation between customers and supplying member companies when required.

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