Celsian Glass & Solar in Eindhoven, The Netherlands has appointed Joost Laven as its segment leader for furnace support.

Mr Laven (1984) has a master in mechanical engineering from Delft University of Technology and specialises in energy management.

He joined O-I Manufacturing in 2011 and since then has held several jobs in operations and energy optimisation.

His last role at O-I was as batch and furnace manager and plant project manager at the Schiedam, The Netherlands plant. Earlier this year O-I decided to close both lines at its Schiedam facility.

Mr Laven will support further growth of CelSian and look after the commercial segments energy and emission reduction as well as furnace lifetime.