Owens Corning (NYSE: OC) today announced that Edward F. Lonergan, President and Chief Executive Officer of Chiquita Brands International, Inc., has been elected to the company's Board of Directors, effective Sept. 18, 2013.
"We welcome Ed to our Board of Directors," said Owens Corning Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Mike Thaman. "His global experience and strong commercial background make him a valuable addition to the board. We are delighted to have recruited such an outstanding director."
Mr. Lonergan was named CEO of Chiquita in 2012, and currently serves on the company's Board of Directors. Chiquita is a leading international marketer and distributor of bananas, packaged salads and other fresh produce. He previously served as Director, President and CEO of Diversey, Inc., a leading global provider of sustainable cleaning, sanitation and hygiene solutions, from February 2006 through the sale of the company to Sealed Air Corporation in October 2011. Prior to that, he served as President, Commercial Operations Europe for The Gillette Company.
Mr. Lonergan held various positions at Procter & Gamble from 1981 to 2002, working his way up from field sales and sales management to general management roles in customer business development and in emerging markets.
He is a graduate of Union College in Schenectady, New York.
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