MILTON, Ont. — Trent Ogilvie, president of ROCKWOOL North America, has elected to retire after 25 years of leading the company.
"I want to thank Trent for his long years of service to ROCKWOOL and for the successes he helped create in our North America business," said Jens Birgersson, CEO of ROCKWOOL Group. "I also wish him much happiness in this new phase of his life."
Ogilvie built up the North American business from a small operation with 60 employees in 1995 to one with 1,000 employees and sales in the several hundred-million-dollar range today. After turning around the company’s Toronto facility, Ogilvie presided over continued expansion, first in Canada, with the purchase and upgrade of the Grand Forks facility in 1999 and later building a new production line in Milton.
In 2014, the company opened its Mississippi factory, which expanded further in 2017 with the onset of Rockfon production. In early 2021, operations will start at a West Virginia factory, marking the fifth North American production line.
ROCKWOOL announced that Rory Moss, who currently serves as managing director, ROCKWOOL Nordics, will step into the role of president, ROCKWOOL North America effective April 1.
Moss began his ROCKWOOL career in 2007 as vice president for retail sales in North America, where he developed the residential business in Canada and executed a growth-driven strategy in the United States. In 2014, Moss became managing director in ROCKWOOL UK, where he led the profitable turnaround and growth of the U.K. and Ireland business. In 2017, Moss took over responsibility for the Nordics business, aligning a commercially-centric approach and heading the ROCKWOOL Nordics sustainability initiatives.
Moss will relocate from Denmark and assume his new role. To help ensure a smooth transition, Ogilvie will remain available in an advisory role through the end of the year.
ROCKWOOL operates in 39 countries to provide stone wool solutions throughout the world.