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McLenaghan joins Sage


August 1, 2012
By Sage Electrochromics

alan-mclenaghan-a1876790August 1, 2012 – Sage, a leading manufacturer of electronically tintable dynamic
glass, announced that Alan McLenaghan has joined the company as its vice-president of operations. McLenaghan will bring his extensive experience in glass manufacturing
to Sage’s new 320,000-square-foot high-volume manufacturing facility in
Faribault, Minn. He will support the organization in the completion of
the facility and be responsible for safety, supply chain, MIS, and
manufacturing operations at what will be one of the the world’s largest and most
advanced electrochromic glass manufacturing facilities when it begins
commercial production in early 2013.

alan-mclenaghan-a1876790August 1, 2012 – Sage, a leading manufacturer of electronically tintable
dynamic
glass, announced that Alan McLenaghan has joined the company as its
vice-president of operations. McLenaghan will bring his extensive
experience in glass manufacturing
to Sage’s new 320,000-square-foot high-volume manufacturing facility in
Faribault, Minn. He will support the organization in the completion of
the facility and be responsible for safety, supply chain, MIS, and
manufacturing operations at what will be one of the the world’s largest
and most
advanced electrochromic glass manufacturing facilities when it begins
commercial production in early 2013.

“I am excited to join Sage at a time when the dynamic glass industry
is poised to enter the mainstream with a revolution in technology,
production capacity and product options,” said McLenaghan. “Sage will
have the scale to bring SageGlass to market in high volumes and with
larger sheets of glass than have previously been available in the
market, opening us up to the vast majority of global building projects. I
look forward to being able to apply my experience in manufacturing and
new technology development to help Sage continue its market leadership.”

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McLenaghan comes to Sage from Verallia North America, a Saint-Gobain
group company headquartered in Muncie, Ind. McLenaghan began his 15-year
career with Saint-Gobain in 1998 when he led construction of the
company’s award-winning float glass manufacturing plant in Eggborough,
North Yorkshire, England. That facility won the prestigious U.K. Best
Factory award from the Cranfield School of Management in 2005 while McLenaghan served as site director. Prior to Saint-Gobain, he spent
three years with DuPont and seven with ICI in both the U.K. and U.S.

Sage and Saint-Gobain initially joined forces to combine their
dynamic glass manufacturing and R&D expertise in November 2010.
Saint-Gobain furthered the strategic partnership in May 2012, by
acquiring 100 per cent of the company, making Sage a wholly-owned subsidiary.

“Sage is entering an important new phase in its history as we ramp up
to become the industry’s first mass-market producer of dynamic glass,”
said John Van Dine, Sage founder and CEO. “Alan has the industrial
expertise and strategic management skill-set to support the world class
technology team at Sage, and help support the organization through its
manufacturing and commercial transformation. Alan knows how to build a
team and a culture that excels in not only manufacturing, but safety,
environment and energy efficiency improvements as well.”

McLenaghan has a degree in applied chemistry and physics from the
University of Strathclyde in Scotland. He also has a Ph.D in polymer
physics from the same university and the Institut Laue-Langevin in
Grenoble, France.

Related links

www.sageglass.com


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