About SGCDpro

Mission Statement:

The Society of Glass and Ceramic Decorated Products (SGCDpro) is dedicated to the interests of the decorating, manufacturing and marketing of glass, ceramic and associated substrates.

Through the use of electronic, print and face to face resources, SGCDpro provides for its members:

  • Expanded Business Opportunities
  • Current technical, educational and regulatory information
  • A unified voice and face serving as a conduit of information between our industry, government, media and other interested parties

SGCDpro promotes the use of socially and environmentally responsible business practices and encourages members to comply with all regulatory guidelines.

 

SGCDpro Washington Link

Walt Sanders is Vice President Law & Government Affairs for Van Fleet Associates, Inc. He counsels corporate and association clients before the U.S. Congress and Federal regulatory and enforcement agencies. He was Co-Director, Federal Relations Group for Barnes & Thornburg, LLP, advising clients on legislative, legal, and regulatory issues. Walt also served as Counsel to the Chairman of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). Walt was Counsel and Legislative Director for then-Chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, John D. Dingell.

 

Legislative and Regulatory Initiatives

SGCDpro Legislative and Regulatory Liaison, Sandra Spence, monitors all current and existing legislation affecting the industry. SGCDpro members have access to her updates through our newsletter and website. Members are also advised of breaking news in this area through broadcast emails. Spence was involved in early legislative initiatives involving FDA regulations for glass and ceramicware and she continues to monitor new areas of concern such as the new Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA).

 

 

Staff and Board of Directors

Amit Chaubal Secty Murray Bain, Todd Barson directors Steve Pelkey, Universal Packaging, Director Mike Gervais Past Pres

President

David Dunn
Commercial Decal of Ohio
330-385-7178
sales@comdecal.com
 

Vice President

Jeff Morris
RUCO USA
866-373-7912
jeff.morris@rucousa.com
 

Treasurer

Amit Chaubal
Quest Industries
908-851-9070
amitchaubal@questllc.com
 

Secretary

Murray Bain
Stanpac Inc.
905-957-3326
murrayb@stanpacnet.com

 

Directors:

Todd Barson
Ferro Corp
todd.barson@ferro.com

Steve Pelkey
Universal Packaging Company
250-549-1323
steve@thinkuniversal.com


Nevin White
Grandstand Sportswear and Glassware
 

Past President:

David Stanton
Fusion Ceramics
330-627-3404
david.stanton@fusionceramics.com

 

Executive Director:

Myra Warne
740-588-9882
info@sgcd.org

Industry Awards

The Society is pleased to announce that the Discovery Awards will now be called the SGCDpro Design Excellence Awards. The awards will be judged by Deco attendees and awards will be presented in 10 categories with a special Director's award being presented by the SGCDpro Board.

The Bert Vandenoever Award is the highest honor among Discovery Award entrants and is given to the single entry judged best of show by SGCDpro seminar attendees.

The Frank S. Child Award honors individual achievement in the industry. Named for the Society's first executive secretary and founding member (now executive secretary emeritus), the award recognizes extraordinary contribution to the decorating industry.

The Founder's Award is presented at the discretion of the Board for outstanding contributions to the Society.

 

By-Laws


Click to download by-laws
(Microsoft doc file) Posted Apr. 15, 2013

 

Glossary of Industry Terms

 

Video Demonstration of Vitrification