Christian Quenett from glass and glazing manufacturer NSG Group has been elected as the trade association Glass for Europe’s new Chairman.

Dr Quenett, the Head of Architectural Glass Europe at Pilkington Deutschland of NSG Group, was elected as the new Chairman of the Board of Directors at Glass for Europe during the general assembly.

Dr Quenett said: “Glass for Europe aims at strengthening and championing an active and influential flat glass industry in the European Union.”

“I am eager to support Glass for Europe’s activities to make sure that the vision of the flat glass industry is properly disseminated among opinion leaders and policy makers both in Brussels and across the European continent.”

Dr Quenett had previously held the position of Vice-Chairman of the Board and has now followed in his predecessor Dr Akcakaya’s footsteps as Chairman.

Philippe Bastien, the General Manager of the Building & Industrial Division of AGC Glass Europe, was also elected Vice-Chairman of the Board during the general ceremony.

The Board of Directors at Glass for Europe is comprised of high-level representatives of five EU-based float glass manufacturers: AGC Glass Europe, Guardian, NSG Group, Saint-Gobain Glass Industries and Sisecam and Germany’s flat glass and glazing association, Bundesverband Flachglas.