June 02, 2011 | Valley Forge, PA USA

Saint-Gobain VP of Energy Initiatives, John Marrone, Appointed to Board of IECA, a Leading Energy Consumer Trade Organization

Saint-Gobain, the world leader in sustainable habitat, is welcomed as the Industrial Energy Consumers of America’s newest member.

Saint-Gobain Vice President of Energy Initiatives John Marrone was recently appointed to the Industrial Energy Consumers of America (IECA) Board of Directors. The appointment comes along with the news that Saint-Gobain, the world's largest building products manufacturer, has been added as the newest member of IECA -- a trade association of manufacturing companies focused on addressing state, national and international energy-related issues.

"As the world leader in the habitat and construction market, we are very proud to have John on the IECA Board of Directors," said Gilles Colas, President and CEO of Saint-Gobain Corporation. "John's appointment strengthens Saint-Gobain's position as a leader and reference in sustainable habitat. I'm confident that John will demonstrate great poise and knowledge on the board, and that he will provide an excellent representation of Saint-Gobain's ambition and dedication to developing innovative solutions that meet the key challenges of growth, energy efficiency and environmental protection."

According to the IECA, Saint-Gobain was chosen for membership based on its longstanding and ongoing dedication to environmental progress.

"Saint-Gobain has consistently demonstrated its dedication to the issues that matter most to us, including improving the energy efficiency of buildings, whether commercial or residential, as well as innovation in other areas of energy management" said IECA President Paul Cicio. "We welcome the company and its leadership."

About Saint-Gobain in North America

Saint-Gobain, the world's largest building products manufacturer, 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 over 265 locations in North America, and approximately 19,000 employees. In the United States and Canada, Saint-Gobain reported sales of approximately $7.3 billion in 2010. Recognized as a 2009 and 2010 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, CertainTeed earned the 2011 ENERGY STAR Sustained Excellence Award, the highest level of recognition for outstanding contributions to protecting the environment through energy efficiency. For information about Saint-Gobain in North America, visit www.saint-gobain-northamerica.com.

About Saint-Gobain Worldwide

Saint-Gobain, the world leader in habitat markets, provides innovative solutions to meet today's challenges of growth, energy efficiency, and environmental protection. With 2010 sales of $53.2 billion, Saint-Gobain operates in 64 countries and nearly 190,000 employees. For more information about Saint-Gobain, please visit www.saint-gobain.com.

About IECA

IECA is a 501(C)(6) nonprofit organization created to promote the interests of energy consuming manufacturing companies for which the availability, use and cost of energy, power or feedstock play a significant role in their ability to compete in domestic and world markets. IECA focuses exclusively on energy and environmental issues. IECA membership represents a diverse set of industries including: plastics, rubber, cement, paper, food processing, chemicals, fertilizer, insulation, steel, glass, aluminum, industrial gases, pharmaceutical, and brewing. For more information, visit: www.ieca-us.com.


Dina Silver Pokedoff, APR
External Communications Manager