Director-Supply Chain, Saint-Gobain
GONZALO LOPEZ-POLIN is a versatile Supply Chain Executive with over 16 years’ progressive
experience managing international strategic projects and teams at Saint-Gobain, a multinational
company with $50 billion in annual revenue and 190,000 employees in 60 countries. A results
oriented strategic thinker, Mr. Lopez-Polin currently holds the role of Director of Supply Chain at
Saint-Gobain CertainTeed Insulation North America, managing 160 people and a budget of $60M,
reporting to the Group’s President and serving as a member of the Executive team.
During his tenure at Saint-Gobain, Mr. Lopez-Polin has lived and worked internationally in France,
UK, Morocco, Spain and North America leading projects involving customer service, S&OP,
process improvement and implementing SAP. Mr. Lopez-Polin has a successful track record of
leading complex mergers and acquisitions, managing world-class supply chain programs, and
providing financial management.
Fluent in three languages, English/Spanish/French, Mr. Lopez-Polin is a proven leader, with a
demonstrated ability to manage people as well as processes. In addition to supply chain, he has
managed finance, Audit and IT projects across multinational boundaries. Representative
Defined a new Value Proposition and executed an improvement program leading to
customer service improvement (CSI from 92% to 96%), $15M annual profit increase and
15 days of working inventory reduction.
Successful implementation of a new S&OP process for tactical planning ensuring the
alignment of Sales & Marketing, Planning, Production, WH and Transportation.
With a specific focus on Customer Service streamlined communication between Supply
Chain, Sales and the Customer.
Implemented cost improvement through product simplification, regional freight bidding,
external warehousing and other outsourced services reductions.
Implemented SAP ERP including APO and ATP as well as QlikView for reporting.
Won Supply Chain Award for best 2019 Saint-Gobain’s worldwide business improver.
Instrumental in improving CertainTeed’s IG operating profit from – $43M in 2017 to +$30M
Mr. Lopez-Polin graduated from Universidad Autonoma de Madrid in Madrid Spain with the
equivalent of a Master’s Degree in Business Administration. Throughout his career, Mr. Lopez –
Polin has been known for getting the job done and making things happen to the betterment of the
companies he has served. As a strong team player and contributor, he has gained a reputation
for dependability and technical savvy, and for bringing extraordinary value to his positions.
Having moved from Europe, Mr. Lopez-Polin has been living in the US for the past 3 years with
Teresa, his wife who is an Architect, and 3-year-old son Bosco. In his off-time Mr. Lopez-Polin
enjoys tennis and skiing as well as reading about international economics.