20 under 40 Class of 2008

Year No. 5
February 1, 2008

Year No. 5 Winners are intense, ambitious; like Zeppelin, Monty Python

In its fifth year, Glass Magazine’s 20 Under 40 honors generated a record 105 nominations. The increase from 60 nominees a year ago is a testament to the talent throughout the glass industry. Our winners range in age from 27 to 39, working in 11 states from Connecticut to Hawaii. Four are women.

They describe themselves as energetic, optimistic, independent, intense, ambitious, driven, conscientious, resourceful and happy. One is a self-proclaimed oddball. Their diverse movie tastes include comedy, thriller, fantasy, action and drama with favorite titles such as “The Chronicles of Narnia,” “Philadelphia,” “Monty Python and the Holy Grail,” “The Shawshank Redemption,” “The Wizard of Oz,” “Walk the Line,” “North by Northwest,” “Pulp Fiction,” “Braveheart” and “The Bourne Supremacy.”

If you’re in their cars or pick up their iPods, you might hear Led Zeppelin, Keith Jarrett, U2, Frank Sinatra, the Dave Matthews Band, Diana Krall, Rob Zombie, REM, Bob Dylan, Van Morrison or Eric Clapton.

And they are all now members of the Glass Magazine’s 20 Under 40 Class of 2008.