Phoenix Award

Stand F01


In May 1971, representatives of nineteen major suppliers to the glass industry met in New York City to form an association for the express purpose of recognizing outstanding individuals who have made noteworthy contributions to the glass industry. As a result of this meeting, the Phoenix Award Committee was born.

Each year the Phoenix Award Committee selects a living person who has been active in and has made significant and major contributions to any phase of the glass industry. This may be in the field of science, production, or education relating to glass, and shall include glass containers, fibre glass, scientific glass, flat glass, tableware, and electronic glass. Any person whose relationship to the glass industry is solely that of a supplier is ineligible for the Award.

As a symbol of this Award, the recipient is presented with a glass sculpture representing the mythological Phoenix Bird. The committee also organizes and attends a suitable presentation ceremony honouring the recipient of the Award. The recipient and the committee jointly determine the location for the ceremony. Presentation ceremonies have been held in Europe and North America.

Committee members serve for a period of four years, and six new members are elected each year to replace those whose terms have expired. Membership is on an individual, not on a corporate basis. Members must be employed by a company which is a supplier to the glass manufacturing industry.

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