Thomas Kinisky has been appointed president and CEO of Saint-Gobain Corp., Saint-Gobain’s North American holding company.

Kinisky will Saint-Gobain’s North American representative overseeing the family of companies in the United States and Canada. Kinisky was also appointed senior vice president for Saint-Gobain and will be a member of the company’s global management committee.

Kinisky assumed the position earlier this year, succeeding John Crowe, who most recently served as president and CEO of Saint-Gobain and CertainTeed Corporations.

“With more than 30 years of experience in research and development and as an executive of several global businesses’ operations at Saint-Gobain, Tom is uniquely positioned to lead Saint-Gobain’s businesses in North America,” said Pierre-André de Chalendar, chair and CEO of Saint-Gobain. “This is especially true given that the company is specifically focused on creating materials, systems, and solutions that address the next generation of challenges facing society in an effort to enhance the well-being of people everywhere.”

Kinisky’s overriding focus is on enabling sustainable, profitable growth across the full range of Saint-Gobain companies operating in North America, including CertainTeed Corporation, Saint-Gobain Abrasives, Saint-Gobain ADFORS, Vetrotech Saint-Gobain, Saint-Gobain Glass, SageGlass, Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics, and Saint-Gobain Ceramics.

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