AGWA Industry Awards

2021 Tasmania Service Award

John Ryan

Hobart Glass and Aluminium

Starting out as a sole trader over 30 years ago, John has built Hobart Glass and Aluminium to be what is now one of Tasmania’s largest and respected glazing companies, employing 35 full-time staff.

He served as Vice President and President of the Tasmanian Glass and Glazing Association, and during this time he was the driver behind the first industry award night, which has now become a national event.

His passion and dedication to the glass and glazing industry in Australia saw him sit on a special committee to create a business plan to further develop the glass industry at a national level.

Under John’s leadership and guidance, Hobart Glass and Aluminium was the first Tasmanian company to take out a design award at a national level and to produce the first national apprentice of the year.

Additionally, John is heavily involved in Tasmania’s South-East Regional Development Association, looking at ways to encourage the next generation of glaziers and manufacturers to join the glass and glazing industry through informal training and information about the industry to the region’s youth.