American Glass Research (Agr) International, Inc has appointed three new members of staff.

Adam Bailes joins the staff as a Research Scientist and his focus includes fracture diagnosis, testing and glass container technology issues.

He was previously employed as a quality control supervisor at a major US glass container manufacturer.

Brad Salitrik has been added to the staff as a Research Engineer, focusing on computer stress analysis of containers.

Mr Salitrik is a Mechanical Design Engineer with extensive experience that includes work with advanced robotics and the defense industry.

Peter de Haan has joined as a Senior Scientist. The focus areas for Mr de Haan include fracture diagnosis, glass forming issues, design interpretation and filling line evaluations.

In addition, he will have considerable involvement with internal research projects and technical papers as they relate to container design, container performance and glass innovation.