Genis named to lead Owens Corning composites unit

Arnaud Genis has been named group president, Composites, succeeding Chuck Dana, who is now leading the Building Materials unit.

Owens Corning (Toledo, Ohio, USA) announced on Dec. 15 that Arnaud Genis has been appointed group president, Composites, succeeding Chuck Dana, who was promoted to the Building Materials unit. Karel Czanderna, currently Building Materials group president, has resigned and will leave the company following a transition period. These changes are effective immediately.

Genis, 46, comes to the role of Composites group president from his previous position of vice president and managing director, Composites Europe. Genis has been in his current role since the acquisition of the Saint Gobain reinforcements and composite fabrics business in 2007. Prior to the acquisition, he was president of the global reinforcements and textile solutions business. He has more than 20 years of experience in a variety of global composites roles.

Dana and Genis will both report to Mike Thaman, Owens Corning chairman and chief executive officer. "I am extremely pleased with these leadership changes," said Thaman. "I anticipate that Chuck and Arnaud will continue to drive significant value for our shareholders, customers and employees."