Frank O’Brien-Bernini is vice president and chief sustainability officer of Owens Corning, a world leader in insulation, roofing and fiberglass composites. His role encompasses global accountability for Owens Corning’s sustainability strategy development and implementation, including: operations sustainability/environmental, health and safety (EH&S); product and supply chain sustainability; corporate medical/wellness; product stewardship and toxicology; and the company’s science and technology center in Granville, Ohio.
In more than 35 years with Owens Corning, he has held various leadership positions, including chief R&D officer. Prior to joining Owens Corning, O’Brien-Bernini ran a solar design/build firm.
O’Brien-Bernini is a frequent speaker on topics related to sustainability and has addressed multiple conferences, has been quoted in many industry reports and publications, and currently serves on several boards.
He is an alumnus of one of the nation’s first interdisciplinary sustainability programs – Center for Resourceful Living – at North Adams State College (now Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts). He went on to earn both a bachelor’s degree in science and a master’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Massachusetts, where his research focus was solar energy.