PITTSBURGH, Jan. 23, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Pittsburgh Corning Corporation has appointed Rosalie J. Bell as Vice President and General Counsel. Ms. Bell has served as General Counsel of Pittsburgh Corning Corporation since 2006.
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Pittsburgh Corning (www.pghcorning.com) is a global manufacturer of specialized insulation and glass block products. The company's FOAMGLAS® insulation, a unique, high-performance cellular glass product, is used around the world as protection in commercial building envelopes and major industrial process piping for oil and gas production, and as the foundation for massive liquid natural gas storage tanks. Pittsburgh Corning glass block includes premium glass block products and architectural window systems for commercial, institutional, government and residential buildings.
Ms. Bell is the chief legal advisor for Pittsburgh Corning Corporation and Pittsburgh Corning Europe, functioning as General Counsel, Chief Compliance Officer and Assistant Secretary on a worldwide basis. She is responsible for setting the overall philosophy and strategy of the organization regarding legal matters and ensuring that all practices, policies, and business activities of the organizations fall within the bounds of the organization's legal postures. In addition, she serves as a Director of company subsidiaries worldwide.
"As General Counsel, Rose has been instrumental in managing the Pittsburgh Corning Corporation Chapter 11 process and supporting the company's global business development initiatives, including establishing operations in China to serve the growing Asia-Pacific region," said James R. Kane, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Pittsburgh Corning. "Rose combines technical expertise with dedication and astute counsel, all of which have been instrumental to the growth of Pittsburgh Corning worldwide."
Ms. Bell joined the Legal Department of Pittsburgh Corning Corporation in 1989 as a Corporate Paralegal. Throughout her 25-year career with the company, she has served in a series of legal roles with increasing responsibility, including Corporate Counsel, Senior Corporate Counsel and General Counsel. Before joining Pittsburgh Corning, she worked in the legal department of Westinghouse Electric Company.
A native of Pittsburgh Ms. Bell earned a Bachelor's degree in Social Work from the University of Pittsburgh and a J.D. degree from Duquesne University School of Law in Pittsburgh. She is a member of the Association of Corporate Counsel, the Pennsylvania Bar Association and the Westmoreland County Bar Association.
About Pittsburgh Corning Corporation and Pittsburgh Corning Europe, N.V.
Pittsburgh Corning is a global leader in the design and manufacture of specialized insulation and glass block for building and industrial applications. Headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and in Tessenderlo, Belgium, the companies are equity affiliates of PPG Industries, Inc. and Corning, Inc.
The Pittsburgh Corning FOAMGLAS® business manufactures high-performance FOAMGLAS® cellular glass insulation used in industrial, commercial and building applications. FOAMGLAS® insulation offers a unique combination of properties, making it one of the highest performing insulation materials available. Billions of board feet of FOAMGLAS® have been installed throughout the world in thousands of buildings and industrial plants. Pittsburgh Corning Corporation also offers a wide range of complementary accessory products including sealants, adhesives, and jacketing. Pittsburgh Corning expects to open its greenfield, ultramodern FOAMGLAS® manufacturing operation in northern China in 2015.
The Pittsburgh Corning glass block business is the largest United States manufacturer of premium glass block products and specialized architectural window systems for commercial, institutional, government and residential buildings.
Pittsburgh Corning Corporation has operated under Chapter 11 protection since April 16, 2000. The company's Modified Third Amended Plan of Reorganization was confirmed by the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania on October 1, 2014, leading the company one step closer to emerging from Chapter 11 bankruptcy.
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Source: Pittsburgh Corning