DENVER–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Johns Manville (JM), a leading manufacturer and marketer of
premium-quality building and specialty products and a Berkshire Hathaway
company, announced today John Vasuta is the new President of the
company’s Engineered Products business.

“John is an accomplished leader and a welcome addition to JM’s
leadership team,” said Mary Rhinehart, JM’s President and CEO. “He
brings to JM a proven track record of successfully growing businesses
and global commercial leadership.”

Vasuta will lead a global business that manufactures premium-quality
glass fiber nonwovens, polyester spunbonds and glass fibers for the
building and construction industry, as well as for automotive,
industrial and residential applications.

JM products cover an extensive range of applications such as
waterproofing membranes, flooring, building and technical insulation, air
and liquid filtration, energy storage, composites and gypsum boards. The
business operates manufacturing plants in the United States, Germany,
Slovakia and China.

“Johns Manville is built on a rich history and has a well-earned
reputation as a global market leader,” Vasuta said. “I am excited to
join the company and to lead the Engineered Products business.”

Vasuta most recently worked at Bridgestone Corp. as President and
Managing Director, Firestone Building Products International as well as
Global Senior Vice President, Firestone Building Products. He joined
Bridgestone as Deputy General Counsel and later held a variety of
executive-level jobs, including President of Bridgestone’s 250
commercial store division and VP of International Sales and Operations
for building products.

He worked earlier in his career in private law practices and the
semi-conductor industry.

Vasuta earned a bachelor’s degree in engineering, an MBA and a Juris
Doctorate, all from the University of Akron.

About Johns Manville

Johns Manville, a Berkshire Hathaway company (NYSE: BRK.A, BRK.B), is a
leading manufacturer and marketer of premium-quality building and
specialty products. In business since 1858, the Denver-based company has
annual sales over $3 billion and holds leadership positions in all of
the key markets that it serves. Johns Manville employs 8,000 people and
operates 42 manufacturing facilities in North America, Europe and China.
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