Owens Corning Names Achilles Karagiozis Director of Building Science

Addition of a Top Building Scientist Supports Company's Sustainability Efforts

Jun 01, 2010, 08:00 ET from Owens Corning

TOLEDO, Ohio, June 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Owens Corning (NYSE: OC), a world leader in building materials and glass fiber reinforcements, announced the appointment of Achilles Karagiozis as director of Building Science. Karagiozis reports directly to Frank O'Brien-Bernini, chief sustainability officer, and is based in Owens Corning's Granville, Ohio, Science and Technology Center.

"I am pleased to have Achilles join our sustainability team," said O'Brien-Bernini. "Achilles is one of the nation's most respected building scientists, and brings a level of experience and technical depth that is unmatched in the industry."    

At Owens Corning, Karagiozis leads the company's Building Science group. He is accountable for transforming Building Science into a growth engine aimed at accelerating energy efficiency improvements in the built environment.

Prior to joining Owens Corning, Karagiozis worked at the prestigious Oak Ridge National Laboratory, where he was a distinguished research engineer and hygrothermal project manager. He was instrumental in the launch of a number of innovative construction material and system products, the development of design guidelines, software tools and code changes. He was formerly the owner of a building science consulting firm named Moisture Group Incorporated, which specialized in construction litigation and the development of design solutions for thermal and moisture control issues. 

Karagiozis received his Ph. D. from the University of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada, with work at the von Karman Institute in Fluid Dynamics in Saint-Genese Rode, Belgium. He received his M.Sc.E. and B.Sc.E. from the University of New Brunswick in New Brunswick, Canada.

Sustainability at Owens Corning

Owens Corning constantly seeks solutions that carry economic, environmental and social benefits. This approach to business energizes its people, creates growth opportunities for its customers and drives value for its stakeholders. For more information about Owens Corning's sustainability programs or to see the latest edition of its sustainability report, go to www.sustainability.owenscorning.com.

About Owens Corning

Owens Corning (NYSE: OC) is a leading global producer of residential and commercial building materials, glass-fiber reinforcements and engineered materials for composite systems. A Fortune 500 Company for 56 consecutive years, Owens Corning is committed to driving sustainability by delivering solutions, transforming markets and enhancing lives. Founded in 1938, Owens Corning is a market-leading innovator of glass-fiber technology with sales of $4.8 billion in 2009 and about 16,000 employees in 28 countries on five continents. Additional information is available at www.owenscorning.com.

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