Pilkington North America Announces Building Products Appointments

Pilkington North America has announced that Laurie Kruger will be returning home to Australia after three and a half years as Pilkington's president, building products North America. To accommodate this change, Kruger has been appointed president, building products and Group Country Manager, Australasia.

Prior to his North American role, Laurie held various senior management positions in both the Building Products and Automotive businesses in Australia.

In turn, Richard (Dick) Altman has been appointed president, building products North America. Altman is currently plant manager of the Rossford, Ohio facility and was previously vice president, operations support for building products in North America. He will begin his new role on March 1, 2006.


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