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Rockwool names new North American boss

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Rockwool names new North American boss

MILTON, ONT. — The Danish firm Rockwool Group has announced that Trent Ogilvie will be retiring as president of Rockwool North America effect April 1, with current Rockwool Nordics managing director Rory Moss assuming the top role at that time.

Rockwool is the world’s largest manufacturer of stone wool insulation stated a Feb. 6 release.

The firm sells building insulation, acoustic ceilings, external cladding systems and engineered fibres for industrial use among other products.

Ogilvie is credited with building the North American business from 60 employees in 1995 to 1,000 employees today.

The release noted Ogilvie started by turning around the Toronto facility and then continued the expansion with two new plants in Canada, in Grand Forks, B.C. and Milton, Ont., and later adding a facility in Mississippi with a fifth factory to open in West Virginia in 2021.

Moss began his Rockwool career in 2007 as vice-president for retail sales in North America and then in 2014 he became managing director of Rockwool UK.

In 2017, he took over responsibility for the Nordics business.

“I want to thank Trent for his long years of service to Rockwool and for the successes he helped create in our North America business,” said Jens Birgersson, CEO of Rockwool Group, in the statement.

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