Fives Stein Limited (UK) has announced the death of Ian Lindsay, Sales Manager, who passed away in May following a short and unexpected illness.

Mr Lindsay joined the electric melting division of King Taudevin & Gregson Limited (formerly Penelectro) as a mechanical draftsman in 1978.

He later moved into project engineering and contract management; working in both office and site roles he developed an extensive and broad-based expertise in the fields of electric melting, air-gas regenerative furnaces and electric boosting.

After a short period with a different UK supply company, Ian joined the newly establish Penelectro in 1997 and followed the company as it became part of the Fives Group in 1999.

In later years under Fives Stein, Ian used his knowledge in Sales, leading numerous projects in Europe and Asia, although his practical abilities meant he often retuned to spend time on site in engineering and troubleshooting roles.

In his 40 years in the industry Ian gained the trust and respect of glass manufacturers throughout the world at both professional and personal level; he was the one they came to when they had problems, the one they knew would take ownership of their difficulties and go that extra mile to help.

Always good humoured, always willing, diligent and hard-working, Ian will be missed by his colleagues at Fives and by those he knew within the industry.

Our sincere condolences go out to his wife and family.

Andy Reynolds