One in one out

Uniglass’s southern regional sales manager George Stirling will retire after 45 years within the glass industry.

Having joined Pilkington at 19 and worked his way through to sales management, he has succeeded in a variety of senior roles at major manufacturers and processors before joining Uniglass.

“The glass trade has been a great place to work, and the fantastic quality of training at Pilkington made for an exceptional grounding for a lifelong career,” George said. “Every role I have undertaken has enabled me to forge friendships and partnerships, many of which are still intact after 45 years.

“Spending the last two years at Uniglass has been a great finale, delivering significant growth for the company leaves it in a position to further capitalise on its successes and enables me to go out at the top of my career.”

George will be succeeded by Tony Brentnall, former regional manager for Guardian.

“I am very keen to bring my expertise and experience to combine with the skills of the team at Uniglass,” Tony said. “I believe the company has a lot to offer, it is continuing to innovate within its marketplace as well as exploring new markets. I hope to utilise the skills and contacts I have acquired during my previous roles to enhance and support the Uniglass strategy for growth.”

Uniglass’s managing director David Stoker said: “We are naturally sad to see George leave and it has been great to work with him over the last two years. However, we look forward to welcoming Tony to the team and have no doubt that his experience in the glass industry will assist him in providing enhanced customer service and creating strong business relationships.”