Hollis, Chuck, Cindy and Taylor Dana in Scotland.
Chuck Dana, most recently president of Owens Corning’s Building Materials Group, has joined MFG as executive vice president, reporting directly to President/CEO Richard Morrison.
As a leader of one of the industry’s largest raw materials suppliers, Chuck brings tremendous knowledge of the composites business as well as understanding of MFG as a customer. During his 20 years with OC he served in the Corporate, Composites and Building Materials organizations. Prior to OC, he spent 17 years in leadership roles with General Electric, one of MFG’s major customers.
“We are pleased to have Chuck onboard at MFG,” said Morrison. “As someone whom I’ve known for 15 years, we know he shares our values and will bring strength to our focus on customer satisfaction and pioneering new applications. He’s an extraordinary leader with a strong track record throughout his career.”
When asked about his decision to join MFG, Chuck offered, “I’ve known this team for many years, and they are people I respect and like. Leaving OC was part of my roadmap and the timing was perfect. It’s an honor to be selected and will be rewarding to enjoy closer relationships with the customers and ownership than is possible in a public company.”
A few highlights of Chuck’s tenure with OC include leading the $640 million acquisition of Saint-Gobain’s reinforcements business. Merging the two global leaders dramatically transformed the industry, expanding their Composite Solutions business to 42 production facilities in 16 countries, with ~9,000 employees and combined sales of approximately $2.2 billion. He also led acquisitions of the reinforcements businesses of Vitro Fibras in Mexico and Asahi Glass in Japan.
On the personal side, Chuck and his wife Cindy have two daughters, Taylor and Hollis. Taylor graduated from Georgetown University and is now working in Philadelphia. Hollis is a junior at Georgetown. The Dana family enjoys traveling and outdoor activities together — golf, hiking, skiing. Mom and the girls share a passion for crew and look forward to dropping their oars in Cleveland’s Cuyahoga River — venue of their first regatta many years ago.
Chuck will spend the first few months getting to know the facilities, customers and teammates before assuming the CEO role on Sept. 1, 2016. Richard Morrison will continue as executive chairman of the board.