Hotbels® 2020




presented by Hotwork® & Fosbel®


Sharing Innovations to Educate & Inform

 The Glass Industry


Hotbels 2019

...And the 2019 BTU Award goes to....

The 2019 BTU Award was presented to Brian Naveken of Toledo Engineering Company, Inc. (TECO).

Brian joined TECO in 1998 where he transferred to the Technical Group in 2007 working as a Furnace Design Engineer ever since.

Brian Naveken!

Brian Naveken receives the 2019 BTU Award. Pictured (L-R) Demetrius Rankin-Hotwork, Tom Graham-Hotwork, Brian Naveken-TECO, Eric Yaszemski-Fosbel, Bob Chambers-Fosbel.

Business & Technology United (BTU) Award

This annual award was established in 2007, giving distinguished recognition to an individual or group that has contributed significantly to the evolution of Hotbels and education in the glass industry.




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Agenda & Speakers

We are working diligently to bring you the best topics and speakers for Hotbels 2020.


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Venue & Event

The Griffin Gate Marriott Resort & Spa is located at 1800 Newtown Pike in Lexington, KY.


Keeneland Race Track is a favorite.

Stay tuned for our second activity to be announced soon!



Awards Presented


Presentations Given


Year Established

Hotbels History

Hotbels has an extensive history, beginning with the first seminar held in 1977; it officially became "Hotbels" in 1998 when Hotwork became a division of the Fosbel Group.  Though Hotwork and Fosbel are independent today, we still collaborate to present information on the advancement of innovation and technology to the Glass Industry.

Bob Chambers, Managing Director for Fosbel, said, "Hotbels' purpose is to present topics that are of interest to glassmakers.  Every year, Hotwork and Fosbel are challenged with the task of finding experts to present on relevant topics, allowing for Q&A, and creating the opportunity for collaboration of technical exchange, expansion of knowledge and the movement towards resolution." 


Hotbels is held in Lexington, Kentucky, and attracts all levels of the glass industry, not only in North America, but also worldwide.  Our 2019 event attracted representatives from 40 glass production facilities, in addition to delegates from 23 different organizations that supply essential services & products to the glass industry.


Sponsored By



Fosbel Inc.

20600 Sheldon Road

Brook Park, OH 44142

Tel: +1 216 362 3900

Hotwork-USA LLC

223 Gold Rush Road

Lexington, KY  40503

Tel: +1 859 276 1570  


Hotbels 2020 will be announced mid-January.  Stay tuned for details and registration forms!!