Vitro Architectural Glass (formerly PPG Glass) announced that Jemssy Alvarez has been appointed product manager for advanced glazing. He will be responsible for product and market development for a range of advanced glazing products, including the Solarvolt™ Building Integrated Photovoltaic (BIPV) glass system, as well as interfacing with customers and channel drivers, and internal research and development teams to help create the next generation of advanced glass products.
“We are very pleased to welcome Jemssy to Vitro Architectural Glass,” said Martin Bracamonte, vice president for operations. “His skill and experience in developing, evaluating and deploying technologies, coupled with his ability to align end-user needs with factory production challenges make him a valuable member of the marketing and innovation team.”
Alvarez holds bachelor’s degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Maryland and business from National-Louis University, as well as an MBA from the University of Phoenix. He also earned executive certificates from the Sloan School of Management at MIT and Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Business.
His professional experience includes roles in management and R&D in several sectors, including the glass industry, renewable energy, semiconductors and the military. He is the founder of Hardrock LLC.