Philippe Bodson, former CEO of AGC Glass Europe, passed away on April 4 as a result of the coronavirus at the age of 75.
Bodson joined Glaverbel, now AGC Glass Europe, in 1977, becoming CEO from 1980 to 1989. His leadership helped in full measure to assure the recovery of the group during this difficult period and to launch it on its growth path that expanded across western Europe. Convinced that economic success depended on dialogue between the social partners, he rallied company-wide support for the corporate enterprise. His merits brought him the title of "Manager of the Year" in 1987.
Bodson also held various front-rank positions within the glass industry and the wider business world, including chairmanship of the Glass Industry Federation from 1981 to 1984, the European Grouping of Flat Glass Producers, and the Federation of Enterprises in Belgium.