The Glass and Glazing Federation was saddened to hear of the passing of Ken Jackson who worked for GGF Member, Pilkington for many years and contributed to the GGF technical documents in the 1980s and 90s.
Ken passed away on Sunday, October 10th aged 85 and will be remembered by colleagues for his work with Environmental Advisory Service at Pilkington’s. He was one of the authors of “BS 8206-2: 1992: Lighting for buildings, Code of practice for daylighting.”
Ken joined Pilkington Brothers Ltd in 1960 and was employed initially in the technical side of the company before becoming Daylighting Engineer in Environmental Advisory Service (EAS); a part of Technical Advisory Service of Pilkington.
He went on to run the EAS for many years going on to be environmental expert with Pilkington Glass Consultants (PGC) before he retired from the company in 1997.
Ian Chisholm, former GGF Deputy Chief Executive who worked with Ken on GGF technical groups commented;
“I am sorry to hear this sad news. Ken was always a motivational working partner with a good sense of humour. He will be sadly missed.”
Brian Waldron, Chairman of the GGF Standards Committee added his own tribute:
“Ken will be remembered within the Glass and Glazing Federation membership for his work on ‘Double glazing and Energy performance’. He was extremely knowledgeable on environmental and energy efficiency. My sympathies to his family.”
Steve Rice, GGF Managing Director commented:
“I worked with Ken on several GGF technical committees and he shared his technical knowledge to advance the Federation. My thoughts are with Ken’s family and friends at this difficult time.”