CertainTeed announces exec promotions

CertainTeed Corp. has appointed new presidents for both its roofing and siding product divisions, effective Sept. 1. 

Tom Smith will serve as president of the roofing group. Smith will be responsible for residential and commercial roofing, as well as CertainTeed’s solar business. Smith joined CertainTeed in 1999 as VP of CertainTeed commercial roofing. In 2005, he joined the siding products group as VP and general manager and was promoted to president in October 2005.

Prior to joining CertainTeed, Smith held a variety of positions in general business and operations management with American Sunny Foods, Pacific Rice Products, Kaiser Aluminum & Chemicals and G.S. Roofing.

Smith will replace Guillaume Texier, who recently accepted the position as president of Saint-Gobain’s global ceramics group.

Mark Rayfield, the new president of CertainTeed’s siding products group, previously served as VP and general manager for Saint-Gobain Abrasives in North America and VP for Superabrasives Worldwide. In his new role, Rayfield will oversee the company’s vinyl, fiber cement and polymer shake siding, fence, railing, deck and cellular PVC trim product lines.

Rayfield joined Saint-Gobain Abrasives as director of sales in 1999 and was later promoted to positions as VP distribution markets and sales and marketing, respectively. He has also served as VP sales for Piab USA.

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