Ceramic Industry

Schott Reorganizes Glass-Ceramic Appliance Business

November 13, 2000
The Schott Group has announced that effective October 1, 2000, its glass-ceramic appliance business was reorganized into Schott HomeTech North America. Juergen Ausborn, previously general manager of Schott Corp.'s Technical Glass Division, has been appointed president of the Schott HomeTech North America Division. The newly-formed division includes Ceran glass-ceramic panels for smoothtop ranges and cooktops; Robax transparent glass-ceramic panels for windows for wood, gas and coal stoves and room heaters; and added value products and research and development functions. "The appliance business is very important to Schott, especially this very large North American market," said Guy De Coninck, vice chairman, president and CEO of Schott Corp. "The Schott HomeTech North America Division will provide more transparent channels and processes, benefiting our customers."