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Swales to head sustainability efforts at Johns Manville

June 28, 2012

Responsibilities include all R&D efforts along with sustainability strategy.

Johns Manville (JM) has given Timothy Swales, vice president of corporate research and development, the additional role of chief sustainability officer. Swales’ previous roles within the company include director, research and development and director, innovation and commercialization for the Engineered Products business. He is responsible for R&D across all of Johns Manville’s businesses as well as a continuous focus on the company’s sustainability strategy and achievement of the company’s sustainability goals.

“Tim is a proven business leader with a successful track record associated with major innovation and sustainability initiatives,” says Todd Raba, chairman, president and CEO of JM. “As our chief sustainability officer, Tim will ensure we continue to make progress on our long-term sustainability goals including integrating sustainability into JM’s business strategy.”

Prior to joining JM, Swales spent more than 17 years at 3M and the 3M spin-off Imation. Swales received his PhD in physical polymer chemistry from the University of Manchester in the U.K.

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