Johns Manville (JM), a global building and specialty products manufacturer and a Berkshire Hathaway company, announced today that Marcia Howes has joined the company as Vice President of Global Supply Chain.
Howes comes to JM from a similar position with BJC HealthCare in St. Louis. She is a veteran business leader and supply chain professional with more than 20 years of experience in all aspects of supply chain and in driving operational excellence across complex organizations.
Howes will be responsible for leading JM’s global supply chain organization and for developing and implementing the company’s supply chain strategy.
“We are excited to welcome Marcia to Johns Manville in this critical role that partners with our operations in North America, Europe and Asia,” said Greg Clarke, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. “Her extensive experience in supply chain management will benefit JM and our suppliers as we work together to successfully grow our businesses.”
In her most recent position at BJC HealthCare, Howes directed all aspects of product sourcing, contracting, distribution and inventory control for a $5 billion hospital system. She previously worked at Ecolab where she was vice president of global supply chain and head of global planning for both the medical device health care division and the water process systems businesses. Howes also held a number of senior level positions in supply chain operations with Amgen, Honeywell and Rhodia (now Solvay).
Howes earned a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Maryland, and both a bachelor of science degree in chemical engineering and a master’s degree in public health from Johns Hopkins University. She is a Six Sigma and Lean Manufacturing practitioner and an APICS Certified Supply Chain Professional member.
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 nearly $3 billion and holds leadership positions in many of the key markets that it serves. JM employs approximately 7,000 people and operates 43 manufacturing facilities in North America, Europe and China. Additional information can be found at www.jm.com.