Mark Rayfield Named President And CEO Of CertainTeed
(Malvern, Pa.) – Saint-Gobain, the parent company of CertainTeed, has announced the appointment of Mark Rayfield as CertainTeed’s new President and Chief Executive Officer. In this role, Rayfield will lead the CertainTeed family of products which includes Ceilings, Insulation, Gypsum, Roofing and Siding. He will also serve as the Region CEO of Saint-Gobain Construction Products for North America.
Since 2013, Rayfield has served as CEO of Saint-Gobain Building Distribution United Kingdom and Ireland. He began his career with Saint-Gobain in 1999 in a sales role within Abrasives North America, before assuming the role of Vice President of Saint-Gobain Abrasives North America from 2007 to 2011. Prior to moving to the UK, Rayfield was President of the CertainTeed Siding business from 2011-2013.
Rayfield’s goals for CertainTeed include continuing to strengthen its relationships with channel partners through increased focus on customer needs at all levels. This will enable CertainTeed to continue delivering high-quality products to contractors and builders and enriching the well-being and lives of our mutual end customers.
“CertainTeed has been manufacturing innovative and quality building materials for more than one hundred years and has continually partnered with leading distributors to deliver these solutions to our mutual customers,” says Rayfield. “Our focus is to serve as innovators of sustainable building products and solutions, supported by the best and most engaged people in the industry. With our wide array of products and unrivaled employees, we will work closely together internally and externally to drive value for our customers.”
Rayfield succeeds Benoit Bazin, who served as President and CEO of CertainTeed since January 2017. Bazin will continue to serve as President and CEO, Saint-Gobain’s Construction Products Sector and Senior Vice President, Saint-Gobain Corporation.
“I have worked closely with Mark over the last fifteen years and I have full confidence that he will excel in this role,” said Bazin. “His experience, leadership skills, customer focus and vision for CertainTeed will build on both CertainTeed’s and Saint-Gobain’s success in North America.”
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 110 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, fence, decking, railing, trim, insulation, drywall and ceilings.
A subsidiary of Saint-Gobain, one of the world’s largest and oldest building products companies, CertainTeed has more than 6,300 employees and more than 60 manufacturing facilities throughout the United States and Canada. The company had total sales of approximately $3.4 billion in 2016. www.certainteed.com.