CertainTeed gets into continuing education
Valley Forge, Pennsylvania-based CertainTeed Corporation is sharpening its skills via the launch of its new Academy of Continuing Education.
The Academy, which was developed in conjunction with McGraw Hill Construction, will provide high-level training in building science expertise, taught by subject matter experts and via live events.
"For nearly 20 years, CertainTeed has been educating architects and design professionals on the latest trends, building and product innovations," said Jill Betters, manager, commercial and architectural programs for CertainTeed. "The Academy of Continuing Education takes education delivery to a whole new level by making it easy and efficient for busy professionals who need more dynamic ways of learning in their ever-changing professions."
Coursework is aimed at drawing connections between need-to-know industry subject matter and relevant products and solutions from CertainTeed. Examples include "Understanding and Improving Indoor Air Quality," "Understanding LEED 2009 vs. LEED Version 4: Driving Transparency in the Marketplace" and "Creating Superior Acoustic Environments in Schools with Evidence-Based Design."
The courses are accredited by the American Institute of Architects (AIA), with many also bearing the Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI) stamp of approval.
Research firm promotes Guerin
Alexandre Guerin has been elevated to the role of president of Ipsos Loyalty in the United States.
In this post, Guerin is charged with overseeing the strategic direction and growth for the company’s loyalty business across the country. He replaces Matt McNerney, who became president of Ipsos MarketQuest in the U.S in January 2014.
Guerin has been with Ipsos since 2006, and has risen through the ranks with a number of senior roles spanning the eight-year period. He spent the past two years as managing director of Ipsos Loyalty in France, where he oversaw all studies about customer and employee relationship management. Prior to this, he focused on building online platforms used to retrieve, analyze and process customer feedback under the role of executive VP of Ipsos Global Operations and Ipsos Interactive Services. He spent his first two years at Ipsos as Group Transformation Manager, where he was responsible for the reorganization of global business lines.
Ipsos is a contributor of research to the Home Improvement Research Institute, HIRI.org.
Prior to joining Ipsos, Guerin spent six years as a consultant and manager at A.T. Kearney, where he was responsible for leading engagement teams and managing day-to-day client relationships. Before his work at A.T. Kearney, he began his career in consumer goods marketing at Nestlé and Unilever.
“I look forward to playing an integral part in shaping the future of Ipsos Loyalty in the U.S.,” Guerin said. “We already have a vibrant and talented team here, and we’re going to place even more emphasis on delivering better service and benefit to our clients so they can take their businesses to new heights.”