Konstantin “Konsta” Petrov, left, and David Charnock, right.

As of July 1, 2021, Konstantin “Konsta” Petrov has taken the helm as sales and service director of Glaston’s Australian branch office. Petrov replaces David Charnock, who will retire at the end of this year after celebrating 50 years in the glass industry.

Petrov has held a range of responsibilities in the glass processing industry for many years. He began his career in 1996 as a senior operator and later as a chief technologist at glass processing factories in Moscow, Russia. In 2001, he joined the Moscow Tamglass Maintenance Service unit to work as a service engineer, and later on, as a service manager for LLC Tamglass-Bavelloni.

Petrov moved to Singapore in 2006 to manage after sales in the Asia Pacific market, before returning to Moscow in 2009 as service manager for Glaston. He then took on new roles and more responsibility in the region before relocating in 2017 to Sydney, Australia, to become service manager at Glaston Finland Branch Australia. Petrov has worked alongside Charnock for several years now.

Charnock’s career began in 1971 at Pilkington Glass in St. Helens, UK, unofficially known as the Pilkington capital. In 1988, he moved with his family to the other side of the world, joining Glaston in 2019 after working in numerous management roles in Pilkington Glass Australia and Viridian Glass.

“Thank you for your constant positive attitude and extremely hard work! Your contributions to the company are greatly appreciated,” Petrov underlines, as he and Charnock continue to work closely together for the rest of 2021 to ensure a smooth leadership transition.