New general manager

Simon Clarke is the new general manager of Global Glass, overseeing daily operations at the company’s four UK sites.

Previously of Glass Systems Group, Simon joined the Synseal-owned glass company, replacing Mark Cerrone, who has taken up a director role at The Glass Machinery Company.

Simon will oversee the company’s four glass production facilities in Nottinghamshire, Blackburn, Wigan and Essex, reporting to glass managing director Derren Gittins, who joined Global Glass last April.

Since then, glass orders have increased by 40%, filling the additional capacity gained in the purchase of Global Glass Essex in December 2016.

With more than 28 years’ experience in glass processing, Simon started his career as a plant engineer before spending two decades in domestic IGU manufacture as both an operations manager and general manager at various businesses within Pilkington. He has subsequently spent the last two years in the role of UK general manager at Glass Systems Group.

“This is an industry and customer base that I know very well and I’m looking forward to using the expertise gained from many years at Pilkington and Glass Systems Group to help improve Synseal Group’s already impressive glass business, with the aim of giving our customers the very best possible quality and service across the whole of the UK,” Simon said.