SAGE Electrochromics Names New CEO

Glass Magazine
October 3, 2013
COMMERCIAL, FABRICATION : PEOPLE

SAGE Electrochromics announced that Alan McLenaghan has been named CEO, replacing John Van Dine, the founder and CEO of SAGE, a wholly owned subsidiary of Saint-Gobain since 2012, according to a Sept. 30 company release.

McLenaghan joined SAGE as vice president of operations in July 2012. In this role he has led the opening of the company's new 320,000-square-foot state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Faribault, Minn.

Prior to joining SAGE, McLenaghan worked at Saint-Gobain. He joined the glassmaker in 1998 to lead the construction of its new float glass manufacturing plant in North Yorkshire, England. Most recently, he served as senior vice president of technology for Verallia North America, a division of Saint-Gobain.

“I am pleased to have been selected by the board to lead SAGE in the next phase of its growth plans,” said McLenaghan, in the release. “I am excited to continue the integration of SAGE into Saint-Gobain while maintaining the entrepreneurial spirit that has fueled the company’s growth and innovation.”

“After serving as the chief executive of SAGE for 25 years, I am pleased to be able to pass the baton to an individual with Alan’s background and integrity,” said Van Dine, in the release. “With his operations and glass expertise, Alan is a natural choice for us as SAGE transitions into a larger manufacturing organization. I will miss the day-to-day management of the company and working with our great people, but am pleased with our success building a new category and about the momentum that electrochromic glass is achieving in the marketplace.”

McLenaghan will transition into the CEO role on Oct. 15, with Van Dine remaining as chairman through the calendar year and becoming vice chairman for a three-year term starting in January 2014. As vice chairman, Van Dine will remain involved as a spokesperson at industry events and as a strategic advisor, according to the release.

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