Georgia Gulf Appoints New Director
Atlanta-based Georgia Gulf Corp., owner of Royal Group Technologies, has announced that Wayne Sales has been appointed to its Board of Directors, effective September 17, 2007. In addition to being appointed to the Board, Sales also has been appointed to Georgia Gulf’s Compensation Committee, as well as its Nomination and Governance Committee. Sales will stand for election at Georgia Gulf’s next Annual Meeting of Shareholders, which is currently scheduled for May 2008.
Sales began his career in the retail sector with Kmart during his high school years. He rose to Kmart’s executive ranks before joining Canadian Tire Corp. Ltd. as senior vice president of marketing in 1991. He assumed the position of president and chief executive officer (CEO) of Canadian Tire Corp. in 2000, and became vice chairman in 2006. He retired from Canadian Tire effective June 30, 2007.
“Wayne brings to Georgia Gulf a wealth of knowledge in the areas of strategic marketing, finance and supply chain management, as well as valuable experience with acquisition integration and expansion,” says Ed Schmitt, Georgia Gulf’s Chairman, president and CEO. “He has a history of successfully leading corporate transformation, through strategic planning and structuring to rapidly meet goals.”
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