Saint-Gobain Names Company Veteran As New CEO

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Building materials company Saint-Gobain says it has appointed John Crowe as president and CEO of both Saint-Gobain Corp. (Saint-Gobain's North American holding company) and CertainTeed Corp. (Saint-Gobain's largest North American subsidiary).

As president and CEO of Saint-Gobain Corp., Crowe will act as the company's representative in North America, overseeing its North American businesses and serving as chairman of the company's executive committee. He succeeds Gilles Colas, who will return to Saint-Gobain's Paris headquarters as senior vice president in charge of global strategic developments.

In addition, Crowe will assume operational responsibility for CertainTeed, following in the footsteps of Peter Dachowski, who has retired after 35 years of service in a wide variety of senior leadership roles at Saint-Gobain and CertainTeed.

Crowe most recently served as president of Saint-Gobain's global abrasives business, with responsibility for more than 13,000 employees and 75 manufacturing facilities in 24 countries. For 30 years, he has served in a wide range of leadership positions within the Saint-Gobain Group, including president of the Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics and Saint-Gobain Crystals businesses.

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