Anthony Hollander is the pro vice chancellor for Research & Impact and a professor of stem cell biology at the University of Liverpool.

Glass Futures has appointed Anthony Hollander and Mark Higham to its board of directors.

Hollander is the pro vice chancellor for Research & Impact and a professor of stem cell biology at the University of Liverpool.

“I am delighted to join the Glass Futures’ board and to be able to support this pioneering initiative aiming to develop the technologies to revolutionize glass manufacturing and support the sector’s transition to net zero,” he says. “Collaboration is at the heart of the Glass Futures’ mission, and I look forward to ensuring that the university plays a major role in supporting this and that our research, facilities and expertise contributes to the success of this exciting initiative.”

Higham is the general manager of Siemens’ process automation business. He has more than 30 years of experience working with machinery. Glass Future officials say that Higham will be vital for the company as it tests digital technologies to decarbonize.

Mark Higham is the general manager of Siemens’ process automation business.

“I’m comparatively new to glass, but I have a great deal of experience in wider processing and cutting-edge automation technologies that have helped other industries transform,” says Higham. “At Siemens, we like to say ‘Technology with Purpose,’ and we’ve collaborated with other sector organizations to make a difference to people and the planet. Glass industry processes haven’t changed dramatically for some time because they are well proven, but that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t continue to innovate.”