May 18, 2017 | Malvern, PA United States

Saint-Gobain Corporation Appoints New Senior Vice President of Human Resources

Saint-Gobain, one of the world’s largest building material companies and manufacturer of innovative material solutions, has announced the appointment of Valerie Gervais as Senior Vice President of Human Resources for Saint-Gobain Corporation (Saint-Gobain’s North American holding company).

In this role, Valerie fills a key position on Saint-Gobain’s North American Executive Committee and will report directly to Tom Kinisky, President and CEO of Saint-Gobain Corporation. As Senior Vice President of Human Resources for Saint-Gobain Corporation, she will be responsible for the strategy and governance of human resources, including compensations and benefits, organization development, training and leadership development, diversity and inclusion, employee relations and labor relations.

“Valerie joins the executive team at a pivotal time in the company’s 352-year history, when we are laser focused on growing Saint-Gobain’s portfolio in North America,” said Kinisky. “She will be a guiding force behind key areas of the company’s long-term growth strategy, which includes unlocking the innovation potential of our more than 14,000 employees and attracting top talent to work for the Saint-Gobain family of companies in North America.”

Gervais will be relocating to Saint-Gobain’s North American headquarters in Malvern, Pa., from Paris, France, where she was responsible for human resources for Saint-Gobain Glass U.S and human resources for Saint-Gobain ADFORS and Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics within the Innovative Materials Sector globally. In addition to her new position in North America, she will continue to support the global Performance Plastics business, reporting to James Thomson, Vice President of Human Resources for Saint-Gobain’s Innovative Materials Sector. 

“Over the past 14 generations, Saint-Gobain has been committed to creating a workplace that brings out the best in people and where they  work together to develop products and solutions that have an impact on enhancing people’s well-being,” said Kinisky. “Valerie will continue to ensure that a career with Saint-Gobain means that people can fulfill their desire to work for a company that offers competitive pay and benefits along with a purpose that aligns with their own values. We need to let people know that at Saint-Gobain you can have a career with a purpose.” 

Gervais started her Saint-Gobain career seven years ago as Vice President of Development and Recruitment for Saint-Gobain in North America. Prior to that, Gervais held the positions of Director of Global Talent Management (2007) and Director of Leadership & Organizational Development (2001) for GlaxoSmithKline. She holds a master’s degree in business from the Institute of Management in Rennes, France.

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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. Experience our innovation, wonders, and advancements by visiting, and connect with Saint-Gobain North America on Facebook and Twitter.

Press Contacts:
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