WINDOWS Magazine Autumn 2016 - Page 30

n e ws New Member: A Warm Welcome to OGA T he AWA Board and members are delighted to welcome new member Overseas Glass Agencies Pty Ltd (OGA). OGA, established in Melbourne more than 40 years ago, is a major supplier of European glass processing machinery, spare parts and consumables to the Australian and New Zealand glass and glazing industries. Under the guidance of Managing Director, Neil Searle, the company has been an influential and energetic leader in the glass and glazing industry and a long term participant in industry affairs, including Neil’s two terms as the AGGA Chair. OGA has a built a strong and stable network with many of the world’s most respected manufacturers and is the exclusive Australian and New Zealand distributor for leading multinational companies such as Forel, Forvet, Lattuada, Neptun, Mistrello, Macotec and Diptech, to name just a few. services and equipment maintenance programs. This area of service is a particular strength of the company. “We are delighted to now be part of the AWA community,” says Neil. “The AWA represents the cutting edge of Australia’s window industry and we look forward to working closely with each industry sector to offer the latest, bestquality equipment and solutions to suit today’s competitive markets.” The company is a specialist supplier of machinery and systems for glass storage, loading, cutting, edging, CNC processing, tempering, digital printing, double glazing, glass laminating and washing, as well as spare parts, diamond tooling and consumables. For more information, call 03 9587 2488 or visit OGA’s experienced team of specialists are available for installation, after-sales support Image: Overseas Glass Agencies’ Managing Director, Neil Searle. Soft Tech Group CTO Appointment R owan Hick has been appointed Soft Tech Group CTO. Rowan’s technical skills and enthusiasm make him a great fit for this position. Movers and Shakers: Glass Skills Australia J ohn Leslie has recently joined the Brisbane based coaching team at Glass Skills Australia. An industry professional with extensive experience in all facets of the aluminium and fenestration industry, John brings a depth of knowledge that few others have. This includes manufacture (including both primary metal and fabricated product), estimating and design in both r