In this role, Ferrigno will be a member of Saint-Gobain's North American Executive Committee and will report to John Crowe, President and CEO of both Saint-Gobain and its largest North American subsidiary, CertainTeed Corporation.
"Carmen is an award-winning communications executive with exceptional strategic positioning and brand/reputation management skills," said Crowe. "He has the skills and depth of experience to bring vision and leadership to the development of long term communications strategies that support our drive to develop products and solutions that change the way we think about built environments."
Ferrigno will be responsible for all aspects of external and internal corporate communications, including crisis communications counsel, reputation management and corporate social responsibility through the Saint-Gobain Corporation Foundation. In addition, Ferrigno will have overall responsibility for the company's in-house marketing communications agency.
Ferrigno has a B.A. in political science and English literature, as well as a master's degree in English and writing from Rutgers University. He has held a wide range of senior corporate and marketing communications positions, including 12 years with Rohm & Haas Company. Most recently he was Director of Global Communications for a major division of Dow Chemical Company.
About Saint-Gobain in North America
Saint-Gobain, the world's largest building materials company, has its North American headquarters in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania. As the world leader in sustainable habitat, Saint-Gobain is committed to inventing solutions to help professionals and communities around the world build and renovate comfortable, healthy, economical and energy-efficient buildings. The company has more than 265 locations in North America and approximately 19,000 employees. In the United States and Canada, Saint-Gobain reported sales of approximately $7.3 billion in 2010.
Saint-Gobain's family of companies in North America includes CertainTeed Corporation, which offers the most comprehensive portfolio of interior and exterior building products in North America, as well as Saint-Gobain Abrasives, Saint-Gobain ADFORS (previously known as Saint-Gobain Technical Fabrics), Vetrotech Saint-Gobain North America, Saint-Gobain Glass, Saint-Gobain Solar, Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics and more.
Recognized as a 2009 and 2010 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Saint-Gobain earned the 2011 ENERGY STAR Sustained Excellence Award, the highest level of recognition for outstanding contributions to protecting the environment through energy efficiency. For information about Saint-Gobain in North America, visit www.saint-gobain-northamerica.com
About Saint-Gobain Worldwide
Saint-Gobain (SGO: PAR), headquartered in Paris, is the world leader in habitat markets – providing innovative solutions to meet today's challenges of growth, energy efficiency and environmental protection. With 2010 sales of $53.2 billion, Saint-Gobain operates in 64 countries and nearly 190,000 employees. For more information about Saint-Gobain, please visit www.saint-gobain.com.