Saint-Gobain Glass Exprover North America appoints new Vice Presidents of Sales and Marketing

Date: 11 January 2008
Source: Saint Gobain
Ariane Apler has been appointed Vice President, Sales and Marketing of Saint-Gobain Glass Exprover North America. In her new position, Apler will be in charge of float and pattern-based basic glass and specialty products manufactured at Saint-Gobain’s glass plants throughout the world.

Ariane has more than nine years of experience in sales, marketing and export for basic products including, most recently, Head of Export Sales and Marketing Patterned Glass for Saint-Gobain Glass Deutschland GmbH as well as Marketing Director for Saint-Gobain Hanglas China. She recently moved from Germany to join the U.S. team of Saint-Gobain Glass Exprover in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Roger Watson has been appointed Vice President, Technical Sales and Marketing of Saint-Gobain Glass Exprover North America. His responsibilities include marketing and selling state of the art processed glass for architectural applications in North America, manufactured primarily in Europe.

Roger has more than 17 years experience in technical sales for architectural glass applications, including 13 years in Austria and England as Façade, Project and Area Manager for Eckelt Glas Gmbh (a subsidiary of Saint Gobain Glass Solutions) and 4 years in Canada as Technical and Sales Representative of SGG Exprover in North America.


Saint-Gobain Glass Exprover North America Corporation is a subsidiary of Compagnie de Saint-Gobain (CSG) of Paris, France. Saint-Gobain is a leading producer of construction products, flat glass, high-performance materials and packaging, and Europe’s largest distributor of building materials. Headquartered in Paris, Saint-Gobain had worldwide sales of more than $52 billion in 2006, and has more than 207,000 employees in 56 countries.

The principle line of business of Saint-Gobain Glass Exprover North America is distributing imported glass for resale in the United States, either as basic glass for local wholesalers and glass fabricators or as fabricated product for specific projects. The company has one facility located in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Recent U.S. projects using Saint-Gobain Exprover products include the Grand Canyon Skywalk, the Interactive Corp Headquarters in New York as well as the Borealis Sculpture at General Motors headquarters.

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