Happy Retirement to Paul Rogers of Express Glazing Contractors
Many of you will have heard recently that Paul Rogers at Express Glazing Contractors has recently decided to retire. Everyone involved at the GGF would like to take a moment to celebrate what has been an incredible career at the forefront of the glazing industry and pay thanks to Paul for his involvement with the GGF over the past 35 years.
Express Glazing were founded in 1981, right in the heart of London, where it continues to operate today and they joined the GGF in 1987. You don’t have to look far across the city to see the influence Paul has had on London’s skyline.
These days mobile cranes are a much more commonly used piece of equipment in the emergency and replacement glazing market sector, but from the early 80’s Express Glazing were one of a small number of companies who were willing to use such technology to glaze large panels in the tight streets of London. Any fellow glassman or woman who find themselves at Leadenhall Market can appreciate the glass in the roof installed under Paul’s guidance and not just the glass in their hand.
From glazing 18.9m2 10mm thick plate in the V&A, glass boats on the Serpentine, the repairs following the bombings in London or more modern installations in London’s iconic buildings, Paul has seen what it really is to be a Glazier and his contribution and support across the industry is notably.
Following the Saint Mary’s Axe Bombing in 1992, Express Glazing boarded up and re-glazed some of the worst hit buildings of which 99 Bishopsgate is the most widely recognised. The Emergency Glazing Group was then formed in response to this, with Paul as a founding member, and has helped provide guidance to our members, insurers, stakeholders, and the government for the protection of people in the city.
It also cannot be overlooked that Paul was the longest serving member of the Marketing & Communications Committee and regularly ensured the GGF were well situated in the trade press to the benefit of the wider GGF community.
Thank you Paul, you are a true gentleman and your contribution to the GGF and the wider sector will be hugely missed. Your retirement is richly deserved, you will always be welcome at the GGF and we wish you all the best for the future.