Julie Bonamy Racine Named Chief Executive Officer of CertainTeed Canada, Becoming its First Female Leader
Mississauga, Ontario, Canada – September 7, 2022 – Saint-Gobain has named Julie Bonamy Racine as the Chief Executive Officer of CertainTeed Canada Inc., its Canadian building products subsidiary. Bonamy is CertainTeed Canada’s first female chief executive and succeeds Richard Juggery, who led the company for four years before being named CEO of Saint-Gobain Benelux in July.
Bonamy comes to her role in Canada after serving as CEO of Saint-Gobain Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia. She joined the company in 2017 in Paris as Group Vice President, Strategy & Planning. Earlier in her career, Bonamy was a public servant, most recently as an adviser for the budget and digital sector for the Office of the French Minister for the Economy. She is a graduate of the Paris Institute of Political Studies (IEP de Paris) and the National School of Public Administration (Ecole Nationale d’Administration).
“From our acquisition of Kaycan to the creation of North America’s first zero-carbon wallboard plant, there has never been a more exciting time for our company in Canada, and we thank Richard Juggery for his leadership over the past four years,” Bonamy said. “I’m thrilled to join such a strong local team as we continue to grow our business and work to maximize our company’s positive impact, for our customers and the communities where we operate, while striving to minimize our environmental footprint.”
In Canada, Saint-Gobain and CertainTeed have 27 manufacturing locations and employ more than 2,200 people nationwide. The company is growing and has many exciting career opportunities available including positions in engineering, operations, sales and human resources. A complete listing of job openings at all Saint-Gobain and CertainTeed locations, including in Canada, can be found on the company’s website and on the Kaycan careers website.
Bonamy’s appointment as CEO comes after the company has taken several steps this year to strengthen its business and sustainability profile in Canada:
· In July, Saint-Gobain finalized its $928 M USD acquisition of Kaycan, a family-owned manufacturer and distributor of exterior building materials, becoming the top siding player in Canada.
· In June, the company announced plans to invest $91 M CAD to upgrade equipment at its CertainTeed Montreal wallboard manufacturing facility and reduce its carbon emissions by up to 44,000 metric tonnes/year, creating the first zero-carbon drywall plant in North America. The upgrades will also increase the plant’s production capacity by up to 40%.
· Earlier this year, Saint-Gobain announced a multi-faceted partnership with Habitat for Humanity Canada to build affordable housing in several communities where the company operates. The company will donate construction material solutions and cash to Habitat for Humanity projects across the country.
· In March, the company announced it would install heat recovery technology at its CertainTeed gypsum manufacturing site in Vancouver, British Columbia, which will reduce the plant’s carbon dioxide emissions by 10% and improve its energy efficiency.
Through the responsible development of innovative and sustainable building products, CertainTeed, headquartered in Malvern, Pennsylvania, has helped shape the building products industry for more than 115 years. Founded in 1904 as General Roofing Manufacturing Company, the firm’s slogan “Quality Made Certain, Satisfaction Guaranteed,” inspired the name CertainTeed. Today, CertainTeed is a leading North American brand of exterior and interior building products, including roofing, siding, solar, fence, railing, trim, insulation, drywall and ceilings. www.certainteed.ca. www.certainteed.com.
Worldwide leader in light and sustainable construction, Saint-Gobain designs, manufactures and distributes materials and services for the construction and industrial markets. Its integrated solutions for the renovation of public and private buildings, light construction and the decarbonization of construction and industry are developed through a continuous innovation process and provide sustainability and performance. The Group’s commitment is guided by its purpose, “MAKING THE WORLD A BETTER HOME”.
€44.2 billion in sales in 2021
167,000 employees, located in 76 countries
Committed to achieving Carbon Neutrality by 2050
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