June 30, 2016 | Malvern, PA USA

Saint-Gobain Expands North American Communications Group

Saint-Gobain, one of the world’s largest building materials companies, today announced the appointment of Lauren Petit to Senior Manager, Philanthropy, Community Engagement and Crisis Communications for the North American Delegation.

Lauren brings a wealth of experience to the role, having most recently served as Manager of Communications and Community Relations for the North American Abrasives business in Worcester, Mass. In her new role, Lauren will be responsible for crisis communications and community relations for the North American region, including programs related to the Saint-Gobain Corporation Foundation. Lauren will continue to reside in Worcester and remain involved in key issues related to the Worcester site.

“Corporate social responsibility is a vital component of our business strategy in North America since it connects our employees and products to the communities in which we live and work with the ultimate goal of improving the lives of everyone involved,” said Carmen Ferrigno, Vice President of Communications at Saint-Gobain Corporation and Executive Director of the Saint-Gobain Corporation Foundation. “Since 2010, the Saint-Gobain Corporation Foundation has given more than $2.1 million in direct grants to a wide range of  community-based nonprofits and Lauren Petit has been a leader in those activities in the Worcester, Mass., area. In this new role, Lauren has the unique opportunity to take her knowledge, passion and commitment to a much broader audience across North America to ensure Saint-Gobain continues to be the reference in sustainable buildings, corporate/nonprofit partnerships and employee engagement.”

Lauren holds an associate degree in Liberal Arts and Sciences from Mount Wachusett Community College, a bachelor’s degree in Journalism from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and a master’s degree in Organizational and Professional Communication from Regis College. She was named to the Worcester Business Journal “40 Under Forty” class of 2014, which recognizes the top up-and-coming business leaders in central Massachusetts. She is also a member of the board and chair of the Centennial Celebration for Girls Inc. of Worcester and is actively involved with the American Red Cross of Central Massachusetts and the YMCA of Central Massachusetts.

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 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 more than 150 locations in North America and approximately 14,000 employees. In the United States and Canada, Saint-Gobain reported sales of approximately $5.7 billion in 2015. Learn more about the headquarters at livinglaboratory.com or saint-gobain-northamerica.com, Facebook.com/SaintGobainNA and on Twitter @SaintGobainNA.

Media Contacts
Saint-Gobain in North America:
Dina Silver Pokedoff, APR
610-341-7031 (office)
484-919-2103 (mobile)

Brownstein Group for Saint-Gobain in North America:
Nicole Gainer
267-238-4147 (office)
856-266-1707 (mobile)