Day two at the show was very strong with heavy traffic. It seemed like old times for a moment there. Really a fun day all around; now, to the floor...
I witnessed my first ever impact demo at a show: very cool stuff. Yesterday, when I stopped at PPG, I did not see Jan Rogan, and I thought she skipped on this one. So, I was thrilled when I saw her smiling face this AM. Also nice to see Mark Kearns from Dlubak; he guy is always working it.
The big story at the show, and I'll mention this in next week's post as well, was Greg Carney. And more specifically, Greg Carney's hair. Greg now has flowing locks like Fabio. Seriously. For a guy like me that can't grow hair on my head, seeing Greg sporting just a huge headful was stunning.
The machinery booths were all packed today. It surely seemed like interest was at an all-time high.
The gang from Glassopolis was extremely busy. They promised swag, but all I've seen so far is cookies. C'mon Rob, gotta step it up.
There was a Scott Surma sighting on the floor. So great to see Scott, as I consider him one of the most talented people around. Also the Glass Pundit herself, Kris Vockler, was out and about. Wednesday, she'll be leading a very cool seminar on decorative glass but today she was working the floor alongside good friend of the blog Steve O'Halloren. I got to walk to the show with Dr. Helen Sanders of Sage, which as always is a complete honor, and got to meet Sage's new VP of Marketing Derek Malmquist, who was an extremely impressive individual.
Missing from the floor was Julie Schimmelpenningh as I hear she is down under. (I did see the awesome Aimee Davis of Solutia though). Also no Garret Henson from Viracon, but there are rumors he may appear on Wednesday. I don't think I have ever done a GlassBuild America without a Viracon sighting. Bobby Hartong of WA Wilson was a no show (we got his dad and his business partner), but I guess the lack of DQ's in Atlanta kept him away.
All in all, a good day at the show. One to go....
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