November 9, 2011

Siding 2011, organized by Principia, will kick off with a keynote speech on the future of the industry by Peter Dachowski, former CEO of Certainteed. 

In addition to the Dachowski presentation, the first day of Siding 2011 will include sessions on "Curb Appeal" and "Distribution Channel Dynamics." A panel discussion with builders and siding contractors will touch on several issues.

July 12, 2011

Peter Dachowski, president and CEO of CertainTeed, has announced his retirement, effective Aug. 31, 2011.

He will be succeeded by John Crowe, who is currently the president of Saint-Gobain’s global abrasives business. Crowe has held numerous leadership positions within the Saint-Gobain group of companies over the past 30 years. As the president of Saint-Gobain Abrasives, he is responsible for 13,000 employees and approximately 75 manufacturing facilities in 24 countries.