January 25, 2013


We were just back in cold, cold Toledo to attend my father's retirement party. This nice little write-up appeared on his company's website. Read the whole thing here.

Chris Barry looks back at 45 years in glass.

17 January 2013

Chris Barry had just returned from two years hitchhiking around the world when he was offered his first job with Pilkington, in Canada. Dismayed by this evidence of a free spirit, one of his new bosses warned: "He's not stable - he's not going to stay."

Chris BarryForty-five years later, Chris is still here. But only just - at the age of 72, he will be retiring from his role of Director of Technical Services, Architectural Glass, this month (January).
Born in Ireland, Chris gained his engineering degree from University College Dublin and worked for Smith Control Systems in the UK before setting off on the extended gap year which so unsettled his future employers at Pilkington.

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