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Krannert Executive Forum - Michael Thaman

Michael Thaman

Michael Thaman

Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer
Owens Corning

Mike Thaman is the Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Owens Corning, a world leader in building materials and composite systems. Mr. Thaman was named a member of the Board of Directors in January of 2002 and elected Chairman later that year. He was appointed Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer in April of 2000.

Since joining the company in 1992, Mr. Thaman has held positions in manufacturing, corporate development and international business. He was named Vice President and President of Owens Corning's Exterior Systems Business in 1999. In 1997, he became Vice President and President of the company's Engineered Pipe Systems business headquartered in Brussels, Belgium.

Prior to joining Owens Corning, Mr. Thaman spent six years as a strategy consultant at Mercer Management Consulting, where he was a Vice President in the New York office.

Mr. Thaman earned a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering and computer science from Princeton University.

He is a member of the Board of Directors of Kohler Co. Mr. Thaman serves on the Executive Committee and is Chairman of the Policy Advisory Board of the Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies. He also serves as the Co-Chair of the Ohio Business Roundtable Executive Committee and as an Executive Committee member of the Toledo Symphony. In addition, Mr. Thaman is a member of Business Roundtable, where he previously chaired the Energy Efficiency Task Force.

Owens Corning (NYSE: OC) has touched your life in more ways than you know. From composites that make your car lighter, stronger and more efficient, to innovative roofing products and energy-efficient insulation, our products play a role in thousands of applications worldwide. In business for more than 75 years, Owens Corning is the market-leading innovator of glass-fiber technology with sales of $5.3 billion in 2013. A Fortune 500® company for 60 consecutive years, our cutting-edge innovations continue to enhance lives and the communities in which we live, work and play. From our headquarters in Toledo, Ohio, we have a global presence with about 15,000 employees spanning 27 countries.

Owens Corning is focused on continuously developing our leadership.  In fact, it is a cornerstone of our talent management strategy. Over a number of years, we have emphasized the importance of building a strong and effective leadership pipeline to drive our growth and success. As a result of our efforts around development we have named by Aon Hewitt to the list North America Aon Hewitt Top Companies for Leaders®, a select group of organizations that excel at building and growing a strong leadership environment.