PEOPLE IN THE NEWS: Edward F. Lonergan

Owens Corning has announced that Edward F. Lonergan, president and CEO of Chiquita Brands International, has been elected to the company's board of directors, effective Sept. 18, 2013.

"We welcome Ed to our board of directors," said Owens Corning chairman and CEO Mike Thaman. "His global experience and strong commercial background make him a valuable addition to the board.  We are delighted to have recruited such an outstanding director."

Lonergan was named CEO of Chiquita in 2012, and currently serves on the company's board of directors. He previously served as director, president and CEO of Diversey, a global provider of sustainable cleaning, sanitation and hygiene solutions, from February 2006 through the sale of the company to Sealed Air Corporation in October 2011. Prior to that, he served as president, Commercial Operations Europe for The Gillette Company. He held various positions at Procter & Gamble from 1981 to 2002.

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