Peter Dachowski

Senior Advisor / Industry Specialist - Building Products

Professional Bio:

Peter is a senior financial and global management executive with over 25 years of experience in the building products sector. Peter spent much of his career at CertainTeed Corporation, where he most recently served as Chairman and CEO. CertainTeed Corporation, a subsidiary of Saint-Gobain, is North America’s leading manufacturer of exterior residential and building envelope construction products.

As CEO of CertainTeed, Peter led key initiatives focused on innovation, quality, and distribution channel strategies. He directed significant expansion into Canada, established an industry-first building science team, and launched a continuing stream of product innovations. Previously, Peter served as President of Saint-Gobain’s worldwide insulation business, based in Paris. In this role, Peter launched a number of key strategic and business development initiatives, specifically: to expand the business footprint particularly in Eastern Europe and Russia, expand the suspended ceilings business, restore the profitability of the stone wool business, develop a common global brand identity and consolidate the company’s world leadership position in these product areas. Prior to joining CertainTeed, Peter worked with Exxon in its Treasurer’s department and the Boston Consulting Group.

Peter currently serves on the boards of directors of Masonite International (NYSE-DOOR), PE-backed Barrette Outdoor Living, family-owned Ball Horticultural Company, and the Foreign Relations Policy Institute. He has served on the executive committee of the advisory council to the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University, the advisory council to the Booth School of Business at the University of Chicago, and the board of directors of the National Building Material Distributors Association (NBMDA) and is an emeritus board director of the Philadelphia Orchestra Association. He is a long-time member of YPO/YPO Gold.

Peter earned a First-Class Honors degree in Economics from the University of Cambridge in the U.K. and his M.B.A. from the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business, where he received the Wall Street Journal Award for Excellence in Finance.