With more than 30 years of experience working at Saint-Gobain, Tom Kinisky was recently named President and CEO of Saint-Gobain in North America. In this role, Tom’s priorities are to attract new and diverse talent, unlock the innovation potential within each and every business, and communicate the positive impact that the Saint-Gobain company makes in North America every day.
Tom started his career with Saint-Gobain when he joined the Norton Company in 1989 as a Technology Manager in the company’s Advanced Ceramics business. In 1990, Norton was acquired by Saint-Gobain and his career skyrocketed. From there, he led Norton’s Technical Services Group in its Northboro, Massachusetts, Research and Development Center. In 1995, Tom became the Technology Director for the Bonded Abrasives business and, two years later, he was promoted to Vice President of Technology and New Business Development for Saint-Gobain’s Abrasives Division., Tom was appointed President of Saint-Gobain Crystals in 2002 and President of Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics in 2008. Tom filled the role of President and CEO of Saint-Gobain North America in early 2017.
Tom succeeds John Crowe in the role of President and CEO of Saint-Gobain North America. For the full press release on Tom Kinisky's appointment, please click here.
About Saint-Gobain in North America
Saint-Gobain, the world leader in sustainable environments, has designed and manufactured high-performance building materials that improve the lives of people all over the world. From The Hall of Mirrors at Versailles and the glass pyramid at the Louvre to the Statue of Liberty and the World Trade Center and even components that allow the Mars Rover Curiosity to seek out life on another planet, Saint-Gobain has been a part of the fabric of human history, advancement, and improvement.
In North America, the company upholds this rich history of innovation by making a material difference in the spaces where people work, live, play, heal, and learn. Along with its North American headquarters in Malvern, Pennsylvania, Saint-Gobain has approximately 150 locations in North America and more than 14,000 employees. In the United States and Canada, Saint-Gobain reported sales of approximately $5.8 billion in 2016.