October 11, 2021

GGF appoints new Technical Officer

GGF appoints new Technical Officer

The GGF is pleased to announce that John Mannell will be joining the GGF staff as a Technical Officer.

With 15 years’ experience in the industry John has had both hands-on experience in glazing and fenestration, studied with City and Guilds College in Architectural Stained Glass and Kiln Forming, through to completion of GQA’s Level 7 in Construction Senior Management.

Whilst having a practical background in installation of prefabricated systems and extrusions John has prided himself in working with designers, architects and engineers to meet bespoke designs for both domestic and commercials applications which are found outside some of the standard guides and parameters tested within codes of practice. In recent years John has had to work with a number of clients in the retrieval and testing of failed glass and the arrangement of performance load testing of glass in bespoke design applications.

On joining the GGF staff, John commented, “The Glass and Glazing Federation has been a great help to me throughout my career especially in terms of technical guidance, health and safety and training. I am both delighted and excited to join the GGF with so much going on in with the GGF and in our industry.”

Prior to joining the GGF Technical Team John was working with GGF Member, Prentice Glass. In his time as a Member he was Chair for the Health and Safety Committee and also London Region. Passionate about training for the industry, John was a contributing Member that saw the development of GGF Training and partnership with Total Support Training.

On the new addition to the Technical Team, David Borland, GGF Senior Technical Officer said, “I am delighted that John is joining the GGF. With many regulations changing next year, technical advice and guidance will be key to most companies wanting to deliver the best job to the highest professional standards. I have no doubt, that John will be a great asset to our already strong team of technical experts.”

John Mannell will start at the GGF on November 15th but will be with the GGF Technical Team at The Glazing Summit on 21 October. The GGF will be present at this event with David Borland presenting the “Regulation Minefield – what you must know”. If you are attending this event and whether you are a GGF Member or not, feel free to say hello to the GGF Technical Team at The Glazing Summit.

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