Saint-Gobain announced it appointed Thomas Kinisky as president and CEO of Saint-Gobain Corp., Saint-Gobain’s North American holding company. He will oversee Saint-Gobain’s family of companies in the United States and Canada.

Thomas Kinisky

He was also named senior vice president for Saint-Gobain and is 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.

“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,” says Pierre-André de Chalendar, chairperson 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 joined Norton Company, which was acquired by Saint-Gobain in 1990, in 1989. He spent over a decade working in research and development in various roles before assuming the role as president for two Saint-Gobain businesses: Saint-Gobain Crystals and Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics.