Grace Construction Products has announced the formation of its new Specialty Building Materials unit. The company will now combine its existing worldwide Waterproofing, Fire Protection and Specialty Vermiculite Businesses, so that it may more effectively capitalize on market opportunities for these product lines and meet specific customer needs. Grace will continue to provide a full range of value-added products to the building materials market segment, while delivering the highest level of service in the construction industry.
Robert Sorrentino, former Vice President General Manager of Waterproofing Systems Worldwide, has been named Vice President General Manager of the Worldwide Specialty Building Materials unit. Sorrentino began his career with Grace in 1972. He has worked in various Grace Specialty Chemicals businesses such as Letterflex Systems, Battery Separators, and Composite Materials, before transferring to Grace Construction Products to become General Manager for Waterproofing Systems in North America. In 1997, he was named Vice President of Engineering and Manufacturing Support for Grace Construction Products. In 1998, he became Vice President and General Manager for Waterproofing Systems Worldwide. Sorrentino is a graduate of Drexel University with a degree in chemistry and holds an MBA from Penn State University.
Headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Grace Construction Products, a business unit of Grace Performance Chemicals, is a leading worldwide manufacturer of concrete admixtures, cement-processing additives, fire protection products, waterproofing systems and masonry products. The company has more than 125 plants and sales offices around the world.