Johns Manville Names Dr. Timothy Swales Chief Sustainability Officer

Johns Manville (JM) is pleased to announce that Dr. Timothy Swales, vice president of corporate research and development, has assumed the additional role of chief sustainability officer. Swales’ previous roles within JM include director, research & development and director, innovation and commercialization for the Engineered Products business. He is responsible for R&D across all of JM’s businesses as well as a continuous focus on the company’s sustainability strategy and achievement of the company’s sustainability goals.

Dr. Timothy Swales, vice president of research & development and chief sustainability officer, Johns ...

Dr. Timothy Swales, vice president of research & development and chief sustainability officer, Johns Manville (Photo: Business Wire)

“Tim is a proven business leader with a successful track record associated with major innovation and sustainability initiatives,” said Todd Raba, JM chairman, president and CEO. “As our chief sustainability officer, Tim will ensure we continue to make progress on our long-term sustainability goals including integrating sustainability into JM’s business strategy.”

Prior to joining JM, Swales spent more than 17 years at 3M and the 3M spin-off Imation. Swales received his Ph.D. in physical polymer chemistry from the University of Manchester, England.

About Johns Manville

Johns Manville, a Berkshire Hathaway company (NYSE: BRK.A, BRK.B), is a leading manufacturer and marketer of premium quality products for building insulation, mechanical insulation, commercial roofing, and roof insulation, as well as fibers and nonwovens for commercial, industrial, and residential applications. JM serves markets that include aerospace, automotive and transportation, air handling, appliance, HVAC, pipe and equipment, filtration, waterproofing, building, flooring, interiors, and wind energy. In business since 1858, the Denver-based company has annual sales of approximately $2.5 billion and holds leadership positions in all of the key markets that it serves. JM employs approximately 6,600 people and operates 40 manufacturing facilities in North America, Europe and China. Additional information can be found at

Johns Manville published its 2011 sustainability report We Build Environments earlier this year.

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