VALLEY FORGE, PA -- Saint-Gobain, a building materials company, has announced the appointment of John Crowe as President and CEO of both Saint-Gobain Corporation (Saint-Gobain's North American holding company) and CertainTeed Corporation (Saint-Gobain's largest North American subsidiary).
Crowe takes on these two roles effective September 1. As President and CEO of Saint-Gobain Corporation, Crowe will act as Saint-Gobain's representative in North America, overseeing the company's North American businesses and chairing the company's Executive Committee. In this role, 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 will retire as President and CEO on August 31 after 35 years of service in a wide variety of senior leadership roles at Saint-Gobain and CertainTeed.