Furnace Technical Director
James Harris graduated from Iowa State University in 1974 with a degree in Ceramic Engineering. After graduating he spent 42 years working at PPG. Starting out in their Wichita Falls, TX. Plant, he held a variety of Batch and Furnace related engineering positions, including Furnace Superintendent. In 1986 James relocated to China, where he worked in a variety of PPG Joint Venture Plants; in positions from Hot End Manager, through to General Manager. In 1999, James retuned to the USA where he worked for the PPG Corporate Engineering Team. Including 13 years as Manager of International Engineering for Float Glass Licensing. In 2016 he assumed the role of Furnace Technical Director at HFT.