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McLenaghan named CEO of Sage


October 16, 2013
By Sage Electrochromics

alan-mclenaghan-a1876790Oct. 16, 2013 – Sage
Electrochromics , a leading manufacturer of electronically tintable
dynamic glass, has announced that Alan McLenaghan has been
named its new CEO. McLenaghan will
replace John Van Dine, the founder and CEO since the company’s inception
in 1989, who will step down from day-to-day responsibilities. In 2012,
SAGE was acquired and became a wholly-owned subsidiary of Saint-Gobain, a world leader in glass and building materials.

alan-mclenaghan-a1876790Oct. 16, 2013 – Sage
Electrochromics
, a leading manufacturer of electronically tintable
dynamic glass, has announced that Alan McLenaghan has been
named its new CEO. McLenaghan will
replace John Van Dine, the founder and CEO since the company’s inception
in 1989, who will step down from day-to-day responsibilities. In 2012,
SAGE was acquired and became a wholly-owned subsidiary of Saint-Gobain, a world leader in glass and building materials.

McLenaghan, a 15-year veteran of Saint-Gobain, joined Sage as vice-president of operations in July, 2012. In this role he has led the
opening of Sage’s new 320,000-square-foot state-of-the-art manufacturing
facility in Faribault, Minn. Prior to joining Sage, he most
recently served as senior vice-president of technology for Verallia
North America, another division of Saint-Gobain. He joined the
Saint-Gobain company in 1998 to lead the construction of their new float
glass manufacturing plant in Eggborough, North Yorkshire in England.

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“I am pleased to have been selected by the board to lead Sage in the
next phase of its growth plans,” says McLenaghan. “SageGlass is a
unique technology that enables architects and building owners to manage
solar control in a compelling way. 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.”

John Van Dine founded Sage in Valley Cottage, New York, 25 years ago
with a vision to enhance solar control for commercial buildings. He left
the photovoltaic, thin-film solar cell industry to pioneer
electrochromic glass technology for window applications. He realized
that in addition to enhancing energy efficiency, dynamic glass could
revolutionize solar control by providing a solution to the age-old
tradeoff between natural light and an uninterrupted view of the outdoors
– the reason people install glass in buildings in the first place. In
1993, he moved Sage to Minnesota – “the Silicon Valley of the window
industry” – home of its global headquarters and its 150 employees.

“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,” says Van Dine. “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.”

Sage celebrated its 10th anniversary of commercial shipments this
year and has installed hundreds of commercial and residential projects
worldwide. Sage’s recent projects include the General Services
Administration headquarters in Washington, D.C., Argonne National
Laboratory outside of Chicago, and McDonough Hall at the U.S. Naval
Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. McLenaghan will transition into the
CEO role on October 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 regarding Sage’s industry leading intellectual property.

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