Thomas Kinisky is President and CEO of Saint-Gobain Corporation, the North American holding company of Saint-Gobain, one of the world’s largest building materials companies and manufacturer of innovative material solutions. Saint-Gobain Corporation has approximately 150 locations and more than 14,000 employees in North America. In the United States and Canada, Saint-Gobain reported sales of approximately $5.8 billion in 2016. Mr. Kinisky joined Norton Company (which was acquired by Saint-Gobain in 1990) in 1989. He spent over a decade working in research and development in various roles, including Vice President of Technology and New Business Development for the company’s Abrasives Division. He was named President of Saint-Gobain Crystals in 2002. Mr Kinisky was President of Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics from 2008 until assuming his current role in 2017. Mr. Kinisky holds a Bachelor of Science in chemistry from Pace University and a Master of Science in materials science from New York University (Polytechnic University). He has authored many technical publications and holds five U.S. patents. Throughout his career, Kinisky has been active in technology education as an industrial adviser to the engineering programs at several universities.