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CertainTeed Appoints New Vice President of Research & Development 

Originally published: 03.26.13 by HVACR Business Staff


CertainTeed Corporation recently appointed Minas Apelian as vice president of research and development (R&D). 

In this newly established position, Apelian will lead the design, development and execution of next generation products and technologies across all CertainTeed business units, which includes siding, ceilings, pipe, foundations, roofing, gypsum and insulation. Apelian will also engage in global collaboration through CertainTeed’s parent company, Saint-Gobain, which was recently recognized as one of Thomson Reuters Top 100 Global Innovators.

Prior to joining CertainTeed, Apelian served as vice president and general manager at J.M. Huber Corporation. He has also held positions of increasing responsibility in the areas of engineering and innovation at Mobil Oil Corporation. Apelian holds a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from Columbia University and a master’s degree and doctorate in chemical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. 

“This appointment signals an important milestone in collectively leveraging our robust technical expertise and strengthening collaboration with Saint-Gobain, the world’s largest building materials company,” said John Crowe, president and CEO of CertainTeed Corporation. “With Minas at the helm of our R&D strategy, CertainTeed is well-equipped to meet the growing demand for forward-thinking solutions that maximize performance, comfort and sustainability in the built


environment.”




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