A world in accelerating change

Managing 300% growth per annum


Practitioner Presentation
Wednesday, Oct. 31 Location Code
2:15pm-3:15pm Grand Hall B, Lobby level WS/31



Using the growth of Saint-Gobain's SageGlass for examples, learn about the fuels for accelerating the company strategy. Gain insights into growing without losing entrepreneurial spirit and behaviors. Hear about cultivating customer intimacy. Discover how to maintain agility whilst systemizing processes. And all while building an open and engaging culture.


With over 500 patents, SageGlass, a wholly owned subsidiary of Saint-Gobain, makes one product: The world’s most intelligent, reliable electro-chromic glass. The company started in 1989 with an ambitious mission to reinvent what glass means for buildings. It was the first to develop electro-chromic technology and spent years innovating and building upon its revolutionary product. It has the world's largest and most advanced electrochromic glass plant and has installed SageGlass in nearly 1,000 buildings worldwide. With an ever-growing list of green certified installations, SageGlass is committed to the mission of providing a dynamic system which helps to create more comfortable interior spaces to benefit everyone. www.sageglass.com

Presenter: Alan McLenaghan

Alan McLenaghan is CEO at SageGlass. He has more than 20 years experience within various manufacturing operations. He has held numerous positions with the Saint-Gobain family of companies, including vice president of operations at SageGlass and senior vice president of technology at Verallia North America.