Owens Corning gets new senior vice president of human resources

Leading building materials and glass fiber reinforcements Owens Corning has announced the appointment of Daniel T. Smith to the position of senior vice president, human resources, to be effective as o…

Leading building materials and glass fiber reinforcements Owens Corning has announced the appointment of Daniel T. Smith to the position of senior vice president, human resources, to be effective as of 14 September 2009. “I am pleased to have Dan join our team,” said Mike Thaman, chairman and chief executive officer. “He is a strong business leader with a track record of human resource leadership. Dan is passionate about business success and the development of talent. His approach to business and his credentials are clearly aligned with our focus on growth and Owens Corning values.” Smith comes to Owens Corning from Borders Group, Inc., and has held leadership positions in human resources for more than 20 years. More recently, he was executive vice president and chief administrative officer there, also overseeing information technology, communications, purchasing, and loss prevention functions. Prior to that, he served as executive vice president of human resources. Smith received his Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from the University of Michigan, and his Master of Arts degree in human resource management from Washington University in St. Louis. He has served as chairman of both the HR Forum and Merrill Lynch client advisory boards.