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Eric Dirlam

Eric Dirlam
Director, Furnaces
Ardagh Group

Eric has worked in the glass industry for over 30 years, both in Glass Containers and Fiberglass. He has a very broad experience in Engineering and Management including project management, department management, production facility management, and directing capital planning. After completing his MBA at Purdue’s Krannert School of Management, he took an international project assignment based in Paris developing a project optimization and management system now implemented throughout the company. Presently he is the Director of Furnaces with responsibility for design, operations and maintenance, and environmental support systems of Ardagh Group’ s North American Glass container division.

Eric has been married for over 30 years to his wife Elaine, and they have 4 grown children and 9 grandkids.  They enjoy spending time with family and traveling the world.