The Glass Performance Days (GPD) organizing committee has issued a special Call for Candidates in the nomination of the recipient of the second Jorma Vitkala Award of Merit (JVAM) to be announced at the opening of the GPD on 26 June 2019. The objective of the Award is to honour and reward individuals who have made personal and outstanding contributions to the international glass industry over the years.
Outstanding contributions may represent product or process development, new innovations, systems, construction, design, architecture, ambitious research initiatives and advanced learning. The Prize offers an opportunity to extend both recognition and visibility for achievements that enjoy broad-based appreciation within the industry.
“While the highlighting and personification of the Award is a very concrete and effective publicity step we wish to underline that it is for the common good and progress of the glass industry that the Award is instituted,” says Jean-Paul Hautekeer of Dow Europe, Chairman of the Nomination Committee. “Continued innovative progress and bold new solutions will keep the applications of glass at the forefront for designers, industries and research institutions and provide us with effective competitiveness in the choices of materials and solutions for building, automotive and interior decorating. The Award is our special tribute to leading contributors to the development of the glass industry”
For the entering of candidates an immediate access registration a JVAM link has been opened at the GPD web pages. The deadline for proposals is 17 March 2019 and an online voting site will open in the second quarter of 2019.
The Nomination Committee is chaired by Jean-Paul Hautekeer of Dow Europe. For additional information about the Award and the selection process, please contact the coordinators of the nomination process