Sage Hires McLenaghan as Vice President of Operations
July 2, 2012

Minneapolis-based Sage has hired Alan McLenaghan as its vice president of operations. According to the company, McLenaghan will manage the company's new manufacturing facility currently under construction in Faribault, Minn.

"I am excited to join Sage at a time when the dynamic glass industry is poised to enter the mainstream with a revolution in technology, production capacity and product options," says McLenaghan.

McLenaghan previously served as site director for Verallia North America, a Saint-Gobain group company based in Muncie, Ind. Saint-Gobain recently acquired Sage through its purchase of the company's outstanding shares in May. McLenaghan began his 15-year career with Saint-Gobain in 1998 when he led construction of the company's float glass manufacturing plant in Eggborough, North Yorkshire, England. Prior to Saint-Gobain, he spent three years with DuPont and seven with ICI in both the United Kingdom and United States.

"Alan has the industrial expertise and strategic management skill-set to support the world-class technology team at SAGE, and help support the organization through its manufacturing and commercial transformation," says John Van Dine, SAGE founder and CEO. "Alan knows how to build a team and a culture that excels in not only manufacturing, but safety, environment and energy efficiency improvements as well."

McLenaghan has a degree in applied chemistry and physics from the University of Strathclyde in Scotland. He also has a doctorate in polymer physics from the same university and the Institut Laue-Langevin in Grenoble, France.

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