In this role, Ferrigno is a member of Saint-Gobain’s North American Executive Committee and reports to John Crowe, President and CEO of both Saint-Gobain and its largest North American subsidiary, CertainTeed Corporation.
As chief strategist for the North American portion of Saint Gobain’s 350 year celebration, Ferrigno developed a multiyear plan to fully integrate business activities, corporate social responsibility and broader reputation management into the global anniversary celebrations.
The result was a highly coordinated, multi-pronged program that enabled the company to clearly articulate its past, present and future plans across the region with key measurements in corporate brand, working brand, CSR and social media.
Ferrigno is responsible for all aspects of external and internal corporate communications, including crisis communications counsel, reputation management and corporate social responsibility. In addition, Ferrigno has overall responsibility for the company’s in-house marketing communications agency.
Ferrigno has a B.A. in political science and English literature, as well as a master’s degree in English and writing from Rutgers University. He has held a wide range of senior corporate and marketing communications positions, including 12 years with Rohm & Haas Company. Most recently he was Director of Global Communications for a major division of Dow Chemical Company.
Saint-Gobain, the world’s largest building materials company, has its North American headquarters in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania. As the world leader in sustainable habitat, Saint-Gobain is committed to inventing solutions to help professionals and communities around the world build and renovate comfortable, healthy, economical and energy-efficient buildings. The company has more than 265 locations and approximately 19.000 employees in North America. In the United States and Canada, Saint-Gobain reported sales of approximately $7.7 billion in 2011.
Saint-Gobain’s family of companies in North America includes CertainTeed, Saint-Gobain Abrasives, Saint-Gobain ADFORS, Vetrotech Saint-Gobain North America, Saint-Gobain Glass, Saint-Gobain Solar, Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics and more.
Saint-Gobain earned the 2011 ENERGY STAR Sustained Excellence Award, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s highest level of recognition for outstanding contributions to protecting the environment through energy efficiency. For information about Saint-Gobain in North America, visit www.saint-gobain-northamerica.com
Sr. Dir., Comms & Mktg
Matt Weismantel is Senior successfully led Rutgers University’s 250th year-long Anniversary, for which the planning began more than 4-years prior. The Anniversary encompassed the past, present and future of Rutgers and engaged students, faculty and staff, alumni, and the general public in programs and events to celebrate this once-in-a-lifetime milestone.
From securing the sitting President of the United States as the commencement speaker-- a first in the school’s long history-- to academic colloquia, books and publications; from concerts, to institution-wide simultaneous celebrations on the four major campuses across the state, the multifaceted initiative included something of relevance for everyone, living out its tagline: "Revolutionary for 250 Years."
In Matt’s 30+ career in higher education he’s held many positions from student affairs to serving on the leadership team of a Big Ten university communications and marketing unit. Matt helped found the Collegiate Information and Visitor Services Associations with over 1,200 professionals and served 18 years on the national leadership team on the Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education, representing over 100,000 professionals worldwide.
Chief Marketing Officer
As Chief Marketing Officer, Tom was the lead for Forbes Centennial, which was a career opportunity of a lifetime. Tom is responsible for Forbes’ brand marketing, sales development and advertising revenues. Tom uses technology and business innovation to help Forbes' advertising partners, consumers and employees.
Tom helped launch several Forbes solutions to connect marketers and audiences in measurable ways.
Before joining Forbes in 2008, Tom held multiple roles at International Data Group - a global technology media company. He was Associate Publisher of Network World and became the General Manager of IDG's Customer Access Group.
Tom joined the Ad Council Board of Directors in 2016 and the Digital Content Next board since 2014. He was recognized by the Advertising Club of New York with the 2016 Action Award which honors members and partners who have advocated for the importance of diversity and inclusion through MEDIACTION. Other awards include the 2016 Revvie Award as Marketing Executive of the Year and the 2014 Min Award for Sales Leader of the Year.
A graduate of Iona College in New Rochelle, New York, Tom lives in New York with his wife and four children.