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Global Package’s Harrop Attends AGR Institute Seminar on Testing and Fracture Diagnosis September 07, 2016

Napa, CA  September 7, 2016 — This month Global Package LLC’s founder and CEO Erica Harrop will be attending an advanced seminar at the prestigious American Glass Research Institute (AGR) on glass fracture analysis and defects that affect loads and stresses related to bottle production and design.

Furnace operations glass makingThroughout Harrop’s career, she has continued her education in glass production and packaging, including AGR seminars on subjects integrally related to the products Global Package provides through custom productions.  Having graduated from Audit of Glass Plant Operations, she is able to more clearly identify origins of quality that are important to her clientele.

While Global Package LLC is well known for supplying a wide range of custom, European glass, and lightweight Elegant Light™ bottles for the wine and spirits industries, it’s solid reputation has also been built on its expertise in all facets of glass manufacture. “We are not just buyers of glass,” stresses Harrop. “We are experts at what we do. And it is earned expertise you can trust.”

Harrop has a long history in the business, beginning her career in post-graduate international wine studies at the University of Bordeaux in the Department D'Oenologie and later earning her Enology degree from the University of California at Davis. After heading up some major US glass companies through the 1990s and early 2000s, she earned her MBA from Sonoma State University and then set her sights on starting her own import glass and packaging company. “Everyone hopes to find their passion in their work,” says Harrop. “I am so lucky to have found mine in my love of beautiful glass making.” 

The American Glass Research Institute offers wide ranging seminars in locations around the world —many of which Harrop has attended—including fracture diagnosis; defect identification; the effect of design on bottle performance; coating technology; and cord, annealing, and batch and furnace operations.