Hello from SCHOTT North America! We’ve had a presence in the North American markets since the early 1900s, representing our parent company, which has been developing and manufacturing high-tech glass for a global world for 125 years. SCHOTT’s more than 16,000 employees worldwide, of which about 2,300 work in North America, strive to improve the way people live and work by providing high-quality specialty glass products and components that serve industries from defense to home technologies. We’re committed to our communities and the environment, and conduct our business in a sustainable and respectful manner. While we take pride in our history, our eyes are always focused on the future.
The “Glass Made of Ideas” blog brings that future to you as a hub of news, trends, and innovations in glass technology. We focus on industries and topics as diverse as design, defense and energy, home technologies, optics, pharmaceutical and medical, and glass innovations. It’s also a place where we’ll share SCHOTT North America news and updates. Our goal for this blog is to discuss high-tech glass solutions though various digital mediums to highlight the advancements and strength of our industry.
Hi, I’m EK Little, Director of Applications Engineering and Business Development for SCHOTT Research and Development Ventures Group in North America. Since joining SCHOTT in 2012, I’ve worked across several business units including Electronic Packaging and Advanced Optics. My expertise is in glass-to-metal seals for oil and gas down-hole connectors and infrared materials for defense and industrial applications, as well as fiber optics, metals, ceramics, glass, and raw materials management. I earned my bachelor’s degree from Cornell University, which remains one of my favorite campuses. In my spare time, I enjoy traveling, staying in touch with friends from around the globe, and playing with my grandchildren.