New Expert Perspective Article Features Kopp's CEO, Grant M. Wirth, on the Company's Continued Success and What Lies Ahead

In its nearly 90 year history, Kopp Glass has mastered the ability to adapt and respond to emerging technologies while continuously reinvigorating key elements of its value proposition which help to drive the profitability of their customers.

PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania  – What is it that makes Kopp Glass one of Pittsburgh’s iconic and most successful private companies for nearly nine decades? In an interview with Grant M. Wirth, President and CEO of Kopp Glass, he shares insights on building a great company with talented, creative people who deeply share common cultural values. Kopp’s core values and mission help customers to succeed, and their success drives Kopp’s success. In this interview, several primary contributing factors are uncovered and explored such as:

Determination is essential to the success of any company in today’s world of constant change:

“If I had to describe Kopp Glass in one word today, it would be “determined.” We are determined. By that I mean that we are a company that is determined to anticipate instead of react to the accelerating pace of technological changes in our markets. We are also determined to continue to be the best in the world at making small quantities of hand molded, specially formulated technical glasses and filter glasses for unusual or unique applications…”

Great people are the foundation of a world-class organization:

“Our people are the most important factor (to our success). Our people processes are the starting point for what makes our value proposition to customers different than our competitors. Ultimately, only the capabilities of people, their dedication to your values and the quality of the ideas they generate can save you from worldwide competition…”

Driving the profitability of customers through collaborative innovation:

“Forward thinking customers bring us into their product design process as consultants early on because we understand how molded technical glass can be formulated and shaped to achieve some truly unique ways to differentiate products…As design consultants in technical glass, we help our customers assess and reduce risk in their efforts to develop new and improved products and get them to market faster. That translates into bigger profits. It’s that simple…”

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About Kopp Glass, Inc.

For nearly 90 years, Kopp Glass has been a trusted advisor to multi-national OEMs. Kopp’s technical expertise and close collaboration with leading manufacturers has enabled it to develop cutting edge glass molding and engineering techniques that are responsive to the needs of industry.

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