Alonso Gonzalez, Jr. of Grupo Pavisa, Mexico, has been named the 34th recipient of the Phoenix Award. He received a Steuben Glass sculpture of the mythological Phoenix bird at a ceremony and banquet held recently at the University Club of Mexico in Mexico City. The Phoenix Award was established in 1971 to recognize individuals who have made significant lifetime contributions to the glass industry in the field of science, production or education relating to glass containers, fiber glass, scientific glass, flat glass, tableware and electronic glass. The Phoenix Award Committee is made up of 24 voting members, representing a diverse group of suppliers to the glass industry. Gonzalez was unanimously selected for the award in recognition of his many contributions to glass packaging, his vision for the automation of the glass making process and his achievements in the promotion of glass as a medium of artistic expression.
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