Garry Smith joins the Sheffield-based GTS team from NSG Group, where as Technical Advisory Service Manager for nearly ten years, he provided specialist advice on the specification and use of glass.
He was also responsible for troubleshooting projects and providing support on technical issues for designers, architects, specifiers and end-customers. Garry was previously a manager with Pilkington/NSG group manufacturer Plyglass, responsible for their high performance and technical glass products.
Providing technical expertise across all areas of flat glass manufacture, performance and use, including the latest standards, specifications and regulations, Garry joins GTS during a period of significant expansion for the specialist team.
“I’m joining GTS at a time of significant investment and innovation for the company. As well as working with other specialists in the laboratory, I will be carrying out on-site investigations and delivering training on flat glass properties and performance.
“I’ve had a long association with the team and this is a great opportunity to further expand its work in a dynamic sector of the glass industry.”
Garry will provide advice on the mechanical strength, safety and security of glass, failure analysis and environmental issues. His specialist knowledge also covers specific properties of glass in use including fire safety, acoustics, solar and thermal management.
He has regularly provided advice and support to both individual companies and professional associations – including the Flat Glass Manufacturers Association (FGMA), the Glass and Glazing Federation (GGF), the Centre for Window and Cladding Technology (CWCT) and Council for Aluminium in Building (CAB) and is a well-respected industry speaker and training provider.