Vice President of corporate research and development, Dr. Timothy Swales, has assumed the additional role of chief sustainability officer at Johns Manville. Swales’ previous positions within JM included director of research and development as well as director of innovation and commercialization for the engineered products business. He is responsible for research and development throughout all of JM’s businesses as well as a continuous focus on the company’s sustainability strategy. Prior to joining JM, Swales spent more than 17 years at 3M and the 3M spin-off Imation. Swales received his Ph.D. in physical polymer chemistry from the University of Manchester, England.