Stuart Hakes
Chief Executive, F.I.C. (UK) Ltd

Looking Forward Through Glass

The presentation will consist of the options available for the future of glass furnaces in order to reduce the impact on climate change.

The presentation will look at existing technologies and future developments in the pipeline or mooted


Stuart has been in the glass industry for 55 years . He started as a cadet at Key Glass, Harlow (now O-I Harlow) and on qualifying took the role of Furnace Supervisor. He was then Batch & Furnaces Superintendent before going to the New Cross Plant, London as Production Manager. He then returned to his native New Zealand as Manufacturing Manager at Crown Crystal Glass, part of the ACI Group in Australasia.

He joined FIC (UK) Limited as C.E.O. in 1999 and has been there ever since.

He is currently President of the Society of Glass Technology, starting his 3 year term in 2019.