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New international sales manager appointed to develop Middle East profile

Dublin-based glass supplier SmartGlass International (SGI) has appointed Martin Potter to manage the company’s international brand portfolio. As international sales manager, Potter (pictured above) will have responsibility for expanding the SGI brand in the Middle East and growing the company’s international presence and sales.

“Developers in the Middle East are looking for high-quality, innovative materials and products to fit out interiors from healthcare facilities through to hotels,” Potter commented. “The use of intelligent smart glass provides added value and increased flexibility in new building design, improves working environments and building ergonomics, saves energy, and increases the wellbeing of occupants.”

The company exports “electronically switchable glass” to markets in more than 50 countries. SGI has been operating in the region since February 2009.

Products include LC SmartGlass and SPDSmartGlass, both developed to meet the needs of the commercial, hospitality, healthcare, marine, aviation and security and industrial and exhibition market sectors.

Users can adjust the transparency of the glass at the flick of a switch, adding value and increasing flexibility in building design.

A recent study by the University of Cambridge concluded the use of SmartGlass can reduce solar gain by up to 90%.

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