“The creation of a chief operating officer and the appointment of Brian Chambers will create additional senior management capacity to accelerate our progress on growing the company,” says Mike Thaman, chairman and chief executive officer. “The fundamentals of our business are strong, and this change will allow us to further leverage scale across the enterprise.”
Chambers, 51, has been president of Owens Corning’s Roofing business since 2014. Under his leadership, revenues for the Roofing business grew 16% in 2017. Prior to his current position, Chambers was vice president and general manager for Roofing, a role he held since 2013. Chambers returned to Owens Corning in April 2011 as vice president and managing director, Engineered Solutions in the Composites business. He had spent almost four years prior as president of Saint-Gobain’s Distribution business in North America after Owens Corning’s divestiture of its Siding Solutions business where he served as president of the Siding and Building Material Distribution businesses. Over the course of his career, Chambers has held a number of senior commercial and operational roles across a range of businesses and geographies.
Thaman continues, “Brian is a proven and respected leader with nearly 15 years of experience with Owens Corning. He has a track record for delivering strong business results and has demonstrated the commitment to the company and our customers that makes him the right choice for this role.”
Gunner Smith will succeed Chambers as president, Roofing. Smith has been with Owens Corning since 2008 and has served in his current role, as vice president of Sales, Roofing, since 2013. He has built a strong field organization that has been the foundation of the company’s sustained strong performance in the Roofing business. He will report to Chambers and will serve as a member of the company’s Executive Committee.