VALLEY FORGE, PA. (Aug. 30, 2:20 p.m. ET) — John Crowe, most recently president of Cie. de Saint-Gobain's global abrasives business, has been named president and CEO of both Saint-Gobain Corp. and CertainTeed Corp.
The appointment is effective Sept. 1. Saint-Gobain Corp. is the parent company's North American holding company.
At Saint-Gobain Corp, Crowe succeeds Gilles Colas, who will return to Saint-Gobain's Paris headquarters as senior vice president in charge of global strategic developments.
At Valley Forge-based CertainTeed, Crowe replaces Peter Dachowski, who will retire as president and CEO on Aug. 31 after 35 years at the company.
In a news release, Crowe said he will continue the move into sustainable construction products including solar power and substrates for LED and OLED lighting.
Crowe has a bachelor's degree in chemical engineering from Clarkson University and an MBA from Boston College.