The National Glass Association honored Donn Harter at its Glazing Executive Forum today. Harter's family, including daughters Karen and Denise and son Todd were in attendance.
The National Glass Association honored Donn Harter at its Glazing Executive Forum today. Harter’s family, including daughters Karen and Denise and son Todd were in attendance.

The Glazing Executives Forum at Glassbuild today included a special presentation for one of the industry (and the association’s) strongest safety advocates. Donn Harter, who began his career with Hal’s Glass in Bellflower, Calif., and went to help grow the national association as well as the California Glass Association, was honored for all his time and nearly 40-year effort.

“Donn is tireless, formidable and determined,” said former association president Jim Ponder, who made the presentation. “He is also one of the most forceful advocates for industry safety in existence.”

Harter was also instrumental in the advancement of glazing and fire safety codes, as well as educating people at the safety issues with wired glass. “There is no one like Donn Harter, and we are pleased to honor him today,” Ponder added.

2 Comments

  1. Donn,
    C’mon. There is soooo much left to do. And so many who need your guidance… You have been a great friend and inspiration. The industry where you’ve spent so many years is much better with your comments and ideas. Much, much better. Now, get on with the fishing!
    Jerry Razwick
    Technical Glass Products
    Ps: Donn, if you want to contact me, the “area code” for Maui is “808”…. Thinking of ideas for the glass industry as I walk the beach…

  2. Congratulations to a very deserving person. I have worked with Don on a few issues over the years and when I was with U.S. Aluminum and can only echo the above comments Jim Ponder stated about Donn.

    Best wishes to Donn,

    J.D. Williams

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