During his 35-year tenure with CertainTeed, and its parent company Saint-Gobain, Dachowski served in a long progression of executive roles in finance and global management. After Exxon Treasurers and the Boston Consulting Group, he joined CertainTeed in 1976 and was quickly promoted to vice president and treasurer and later, corporate comptroller. Through the late 1980s, despite an economic downturn, he led significant growth in CertainTeed’s roofing, ventilation, siding and window businesses through new product innovations and acquisitions. In the early 1990s, his responsibilities were expanded to include all of CertainTeed’s building materials manufacturing and wholesale distribution businesses.
In 1996, Dachowski was appointed as president of Saint-Gobain’s worldwide insulation business, based in
Since his return to
“Leading a company that delivers shelter and contributes to people’s comfort and the sustainability and longevity of their homes and buildings has been very gratifying,” said Dachowski. “I am privileged to have worked with a first-class team of employees who are instituting positive change and driving innovation in a difficult market environment.”
John Crowe, who is currently the president of Saint-Gobain’s global abrasives business, will succeed Dachowski as president and CEO of CertainTeed Corp. Crowe has held numerous leadership positions within the Saint-Gobain group of companies over the past 30 years. As the president of Saint-Gobain Abrasives, he is responsible for 13,000 employees and approximately 75 manufacturing facilities in 24 countries.