October 18, 2012 | Valley Forge, PA USA

Saint-Gobain Corporation Appoints Susan Nutson Senior Vice President of Human Resources

Nutson brings a wealth of experience in core Human Resources disciplines including recruiting and talent development, shared services alignment and benefits and compensation.

Saint-Gobain, the world’s largest building materials company, has announced the appointment of Susan Nutson as Senior Vice President of Human Resources for Saint-Gobain Corporation (Saint-Gobain’s North American holding company).

In this role, Nutson fills a key position on Saint-Gobain’s North American Executive Committee and will report directly to John Crowe, President and CEO of both Saint-Gobain and its largest North American subsidiary, CertainTeed Corporation. She also reports functionally to Claire Pedini, Senior Vice President Human Resources, Saint-Gobain, Paris, France.

“Susan brings to the job a wealth of experience in core Human Resources disciplines including recruiting and talent development, shared services alignment and benefits and compensation,” Crowe said. “Her deep understanding of manufacturing environments, employee relations and diversity will be a guiding force behind Saint-Gobain’s renewed commitment to being one of the most advanced and innovative materials companies in North America.”

Nutson will be responsible for the strategy and governance of all human resources disciplines, including compensation and benefits, organization development, training and leadership development, diversity, employee relations and labor relations. She also will maintain oversight of the company’s Environmental Health and Safety function and will serve as a member of the Saint-Gobain Corporate Foundation, the company’s philanthropic arm dedicated to providing local community grants, employee matching funds and larger grants for charitable programs across North America focused in the areas of sustainable building and habitat and science-related educational programs.

“Susan’s understanding of the changing needs of the North American workforce, coupled with Saint-Gobain’s commitment to attracting leading talent across a wide range of markets and disciplines, is an important facet of our long-term strategy,” concluded Crowe. “We are excited to have her as a member of our executive team.”

Nutson has extensive experience leading Human Resources organizations in multinational companies, including the Carrier Corporation (United Technologies), Tower Automotive and the Ford Motor Company. Most recently, she was Vice President of Human Resources at Atkore International (previously a division of Tyco International). She holds a B.S. in marketing and merchandising rom Western Michigan University and has also completed executive development programs at Cornell University, University of Michigan and University of Virginia.

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About Saint-Gobain in North America

Saint-Gobain, the world’s largest building materials company, has its North American headquarters in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania. As the world leader in sustainable habitat, Saint-Gobain is committed to inventing solutions to help professionals and communities around the world build and renovate comfortable, healthy, economical and energy-efficient buildings. The company has more than 265 locations in North America and approximately 19,000 employees. In the United States and Canada, Saint-Gobain reported sales of approximately $7.7 billion in 2011.

Recognized as a 2009 and 2010 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Saint-Gobain earned the 2011 and 2012 ENERGY STAR Sustained Excellence Award, the highest level of recognition for outstanding contributions to protecting the environment through energy efficiency. For more information about Saint-Gobain in North America, visit www.saint-gobain-northamerica.com and connect with the company on Facebook and Twitter.


Dina Pokedoff, APR
External Communications Manager