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Vitro Glass names William Davis productivity manager and technical services engineer for INTERCEPT Spacer System

Vitro Architectural Glass announced that it has hired William Davis as productivity manager and technical services engineer in support of the company’s Intercept® stainless steel spacer system technology.
Davis, who previously worked for 11 years in glass research and development for PPG Industries in Pittsburgh, where he was part of the team that developed Intercept, will conduct on-site audits of licensee facilities and provide direct feedback on ways to help them improve productivity, product quality and efficiencies.
“Bill has worked with several material suppliers in the industry,” said Bradley Boone, market segment manager, Vitro Architectural Glass. “His contributions on the early development of Intercept spacer technology will be very beneficial as we look to enhance Vitro’s processes and operations. His knowledge base will serve him, and our licensees, well in the quest for continuous process improvement.”
In addition to his experience at PPG, Davis was the inside sales manager for ABEL Pumps in Sewickley, Pennsylvania, and held engineering positions at Sika Corp., of Lyndhurst, New Jersey.
Davis holds a bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering from Point Park University in Pittsburgh.
Developed by PPG, the Intercept spacer system, which is constructed with tin-plated steel or stainless steel rather than traditional metal or foam because of its strength, durability and thermal performance, has been fabricated into more than 600 million windows in Europe and North America.
For more information about Vitro Glass, visit or call 1-855-VTRO-GLS (887-6457).
About Vitro Architectural Glass
Vitro Architectural Glass, part of Vitro, S.A.B. de C.V. (BMV:VITROA), is a new organization created from Vitro’s acquisition of PPG’s flat glass business unit. Now the largest company of its kind in the Americas, Vitro Architectural Glass manufactures industry-leading brands such as Solarban®, Sungate® and Starphire Ultra-Clear™ glasses at U.S. plants in Carlisle, Pennsylvania; Fresno, California; Salem, Oregon; and Wichita Falls, Texas. The company also operates one of the world’s largest glass research and development facilities in Pittsburgh and four residential glass fabrication plants in Canada. For more information, please visit
Intercept, Starphire Ultra-Clear, Solarban and Sungate are registered trademarks owned by Vitro.
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PITTSBURGH, October 10, 2017 —