More departures from GGF


Russell Day



Russell Day has been appointed director of home improvement at the GGF. Day takes over from Brian Smith who left the GGF recently after six years in the role.


A trained engineer, Day has worked in the window and door industry for 25 years, holding positions in sales, distribution, manufacturing, technical development and general management.


As technical director at Abbott Joinery he was involved in the development of a new build PVC-U window and cavity closer systems. During this period he also worked in site installation, contract management and the development of supply chain procedures.

Het moved to an Italy-based composite material systems company before returning to the UK where he joined the Glass and Glazing Federation as a technical officer subsequently becoming a senior technical officer. Day is currently the secretary of the GGF heritage window group, hardware group, insulated glass manufacturers and glazing components groups and systems house group. He also chairs the industry’s glazing supply chain group.


Day says:, “The home improvement sector is vitally important to the GGF and I will ensure that our members continue to receive the best technical support and all the latest changes in Government policy and legislation. I am very much looking forward to taking on this role and progressing this side of the Federation’s activities.”


Brian Smith (pictured right) plans to semi-retire and will be working three days a week at his new consultancy B A J Smith Consulting. He  says he is looking to handle projects for glazing companies and trade bodies.