Heider Receives 2006 Frank S. Child Award
The SGCDpro Board of Directors is pleased to announce that Jerry Heider, former worldwide business director for Ferro Glass Systems, was the recipient of the 2006 Frank S. Child award at the Deco '06 Awards Celebration Monday, March 27th.
A longtime leader in the glass industry, Heider pioneered the development and widespread introduction of lead-free enamels for architectural and automotive glass. Subsequently, all US based glass manufacturers have converted to lead-free spandrel glass.
In the early 1990's, Heider helped develop a glass safety checker as a way for consumers to determine if glass is tempered or not.
The Frank S. Child award is presented annually to an individual who has made significant contributions to the glass and ceramic decorating industry.
Frank S. Child Awards
2007 Discovery Awards
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2006 Discovery Awards
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2005 Discovery Awards
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2003 Discover Awards
reprinted from Ceramic Industry Magazine