Clearview South March 2014 - Issue 148 - Page 13

INDUSTRYNEWS Thermoseal Group Sales Manager Elected as GGF Regional Chairman Alan Hyde, Southern Area Sales Manager for the largest specialist insulated glass component manufacturer and distributor in the UK - Thermoseal Group - has recently been appointed as the Glass and Glazing Federation’s (GGF) Regional Chairman for the Kent, Surrey and Sussex Region. Alan will chair regular regional meetings and represent members’ interests within this region and represent the Kent, Surrey and Sussex region in national meetings. GGF Regional Manager Peter Stuttard said: “The GGF invites all of its members to regional meetings for networking, gaining information and making new contacts. With over 25 years in the industry and a comprehensive knowledge of insulated glass, in this role, Alan will most definitely be an asset to the GGF and our members.” Alan added: “I hope my position in the GGF will help current members within my area to have a point of contact directly within the insulated glass and glazing field. I hope I can help with any issues or concerns they may have within the industry or guide them to the correct GGF correspondent who can.” Success for Qualified Whiteline Apprentices Picture (courtesy of ‘Eastbourne Herald’) shows L-R: Richard Page (Production Manager), James Gow, Joshua Mounce, Stephen Lloyd MP, Martyn Coxhead and Ken Gray (Director of IT & Production). Innovative southern fabricator Whiteline recently marked an important event in the company’s continuing expansion with the successful qualification of its first three manufacturing apprentices. Eastbourne MP, Stephen Lloyd, a supporter of this initiative from its inception, presented the certificates. Over the previous year the three candidates had developed their skills and were ultimately assessed across 14 NVQ modules at level 2. The course was specifically tailored to glass related operations and fabrication in an ‘from strength to strenght’ effective production facility, covering every facet of quality manufacturing practice. It was a real pleasure to revisit Whiteline to celebrate the success of their Apprentice Scheme. Three young people who I met this time last year as apprentices now have a full time job with the company. This scheme works both for apprentices and the business, a great local company going from strength to strength.” To read more, visit MAR 2014 13