TOLEDO, Ohio — Owens Corning announced that David Rabuano has been named senior vice president and chief sustainability officer (CSO), effective May 1, 2022. Rabuano succeeds Frank O’Brien-Bernini, who is retiring after 38 years with the company.
Rabuano joined Owens Corning in 1988 and has held a variety of leadership roles in supply chain, operations and general management. Most recently, he has served as vice president of global insulation operations with responsibility for the manufacturing and delivery of Insulation products through a global network of plants.
Under Rabuano’s leadership and through his commitment to operational excellence, the company introduced three innovative products – EcoTouch™ PINK™ FIBERGLAS™, PINK Next Gen™ Fiberglas™, and FOAMULAR® NGX™ foam board insulation – that demonstrate its relentless pursuit of the most environmentally sustainable and efficient ways to insulate homes and buildings.
“David is a proven business leader with a passion for sustainability and deep expertise in our operations, which equips him to guide the work of our world-class team to further integrate sustainability into our company’s products and processes,” said Chair and CEO Brian Chambers.
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Rabuano succeeds O’Brien-Bernini, who was appointed CSO in 2007, making him one of the first CSOs of a public company. Prior to that role, O’Brien-Bernini led the research and development function at Owens Corning and has continued to be a key leader and driver of the company’s innovation agenda.
Over the past two decades, O’Brien-Bernini has guided the company’s efforts and championed every aspect of sustainability across the business. His visionary leadership has driven progress in reducing the environmental impact of operations and expanding the positive impact of the company’s products, as well as expanding the company’s positive influence on people at work and in the community. These ambitious sustainability goals have become an integrated part of the company’s strategy, plans, and operations.
“Frank’s legacy is the foundation on which we continue to build a sustainable future,” Chambers said. “As we move forward with decarbonization and circular economy initiatives, David’s background makes him the ideal successor to Frank as we continue to bring our mission to life through initiatives across our company.”