Glaston has appointed Joe Butler as Senior Vice President of Sales and Service for the Americas.

Mr Butler will be based in Glaston’s office in Mount Laurel, New Jersey to oversee the sales and service operations of Glaston products in the region.

Mr Butler has over 20 years of sales experience occupying various leadership roles with manufacturing companies focused on the fenestration industry.

Most recently, he led the North American sales team at Guardian Industries where he was responsible for its flat glass products, including its Low-E portfolio for commercial and residential customers.

“With his extensive experience and excellent industry knowhow, Joe will be a tremendous addition not only to our team in the Americas region, but also to the entire Glaston business,” says Sasu Koivumäki, CSO and Deputy CEO at Glaston.

“North America is an extremely important market for Glaston. The market demand for high-quality glass is strong in the region.

“We expect to see an increased demand for high-quality heat treated glass and insulating glass units as well as automotive glass, where we’ve also seen an increased activity,” Mr Koivumäki continues.

Mr Butler added: “Automation is becoming increasingly more prevalent in the everyday life at a glass factory which will enable all of us to further develop the glass processing industry.

“I’m looking forward to working together with all our customers to improve their businesses and to meet their growing demands for quality and productivity.”