BOC: Hope for vice president, global glass market sector

Global industrial gases and vacuum technologies group BOC has appointed Steve Hope vice president of its global glass market sector. Hope takes charge of developing the global glass market sector stra…

Global industrial gases and vacuum technologies group BOC has appointed Steve Hope vice president of its global glass market sector. Hope takes charge of developing the global glass market sector strategy and of commercializing business opportunities that support BOC“s long-term growth. Neil Greenfield, senior vice president, business development, for BOC“s Process Gas Solutions (PGS) line of business, said, “Steve brings to this position an extensive background in sales, marketing and technology program management. Over the past 15 years, he has held various leadership positions with suppliers to the global glass industry.” Hope“s most recent posting with BOC was as a major customer executive within the company“s North American business unit. He is based in Murray Hill, New Jersey. BOC“s glass market sector comprises combustion technology and glass process experts with years of industry experience, who aim to deliver solutions to the productivity, environmental and economic challenges posed by the firms customers“ at their facilities worldwide. Hope says, “Looking ahead, we will continue to support our customers around the world while increasing our emphasis on the use of our proprietary technology in oxy-fuel combustion to support BOC“s leading market position in the Asian marketplace.” The BOC Group serves two million customers in more than 50 countries. It employs 46,000 people and had annual sales of some USD 6 billion in 2002.