Vitro Architectural Glass (formerly PPG Glass) yesterday announced that Michael Hammond has been promoted to manager, technical support for the company’s glass quality and technical services team.


In his new position, Hammond will provide technical support and direction to members of the Vitro Certified™ Network program, primarily in the areas of product application and process training. He also will take a leadership role in managing Vitro Glass product stewardship initiatives such as environmental product declarations (EPDs) and company participation in the Cradle to Cradle Certified™ products program. 


Hammond was most recently glass products manager at Vitro Glass’s Carlisle, Pennsylvania plant. He began his career in 1996 in the tank department at PPG’s (now Vitro Glass) Wichita Falls, Texas plant and progressed through a series of tank, enterprise excellence and wareroom positions at that facility and the company’s Meadville, Pennsylvania plant.


“Mike brings a strong combination of float product and process knowledge to his new position,” said Steve Marino, manager, technical services, Vitro Architectural Glass. “Our Vitro Certified Network members will quickly regard him as a valuable addition to the team.”


Hammond holds Bachelor of Science and Master’s degrees in ceramic engineering from the Pennsylvania State University. He will relocate to the Pittsburgh area and be based out of the Vitro Glass Technology Center in Harmar Township, Pennsylvania.


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