Public Candidate Nomination for GPD 2019 Special Award

Jorma Vitkala Award of Merit honours individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the international glass industry

The Glass Performance Days (GPD) organizing committee has issued a special Call for Candidates in nomination of the recipient of the second Jorma Vitkala Award of Merit to be announced at the opening of the GPD, on June 26, 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.

For example, outstanding contributions may represent product /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.

A nomination form has been opened on the GPD web pages. The deadline for proposals is March 17, 2019. Here it’s possible to know more about the award.

“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,” said 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 additional information about the Award and the selection process, contact the coordinators of the nomination process:
Claudia Kalin at, mobile +358-50-4372339
Jorma Vitkala at, mobile +358-40-5532042