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 previously served as site director for Verallia North
America, a Saint-Gobain group company based in Muncie, Ind. Saint-Gobain
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.