2019 Manufacturers Panel


Manufacturing Panel (led by GMIC President Scott Cooper)


Saturday, September 30, 2023
3:15 PM
- 5:00 PM


Panel Moderator: Scott Cooper


Coming out of new relationships built during the International Year of Glass, we are excited to bring the Glass Manufacturers Panel back to our conference program. This is a unique opportunity to give our manufacturers a platform to speak directly to all of us at once. Glass Manufacturers face unique challenges within both our greater glass community and the glass industry. As legacy companies face increasing costs and retool aging equipment, let’s explore how we can support sustainability and workforce development across the community. 

Scott Cooper, President of GMIC, an internationally recognized glass scientist himself, and USA Technical Director for Celsian Glass will be moderating this year’s panel discussion which includes representatives from nearly all of the art glass manufacturing companies in our community!

Panel members:

  • Kokomo Opalescent Glass Co; Jeff Shaw
  • Glashuette Lamberts Waldsassen GmbH; Rainer Schmitt
  • S.A. Bendheim; Robert Jayson
  • Paul Wissmach Glass Co.; Jason Wilburn & Annabelle Javier
  • Bullseye Glass Co.; Jim Jones
  • Youghiogheny Opalescent Glass Co; Leanne Triggs
  • Verrerie de St. Just; Estelle Guillaume
  • Monarch Glass Studio; Tyler Kimball
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Friendships & Networking

Laurie Wells, Old World Stone - credit_Mark F Heffron

Education & Inspiration

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Industry News & Information

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