James Hardie Industries Appoints James Johnson As Chief Information Officer

James Johnson joins JHX as Global CIO

SYDNEY & CHICAGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–James Hardie Industries, the world’s #1 producer and marketer of high-performance fiber cement and fiber gypsum building solutions, announced the appointment of James Johnson as Chief Information Officer (CIO).

Mr. Johnson brings over 25 years of relevant and progressive IT experience, including 15 years as CIO for businesses in a variety of industries, including chemicals and metals. Most recently James held the role of CIO at Carpenter Technology since 2013. Prior to joining Carpenter Technology, he held IT roles with Honeywell International, Performance Fibers, and Trinseo. James has a proven track record of driving value through the delivery of business-aligned IT solutions which enable critical processes that support profitable growth.

Commenting on the appointment, James Hardie Interim CEO, Harold Wiens said, “I am pleased to announce James’ appointment as CIO of James Hardie. James brings a strong track record of IT leadership and of developing effective, leading-edge technology solutions that create business value. James and his team will drive a focused Information Technology vision and strategy which integrates with, and helps enable, the JHX global strategic plan.”

Mr. Johnson stated, “It is such an exciting time to be joining James Hardie. Being able to join a company that has transformed significantly over the past three years, and now be a part of the next phase of profitable growth is invigorating.”

Mr. Johnson received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from the University of Virginia and a Master of Business Administration degree with an emphasis in Marketing and Strategic Management from the University of Maryland.