Meet the 2023 Jury
International Senior Product Manager Saint-Gobain
Initially working in one of the most important global companies of chemical products for construction, Fernando was in charge of sealants and adhesives for building construction introducing elastic structural adhesives in façade systems.
In drywal industry Fernando started managing plasterboard products & systems in Placo Spain continuing his career as regional director of Portugal, later Morocco and later managing Export department.
Today, as International senior Product Manager in Saint Gobain, Fernando develops his activity as expert in lightweight façade systems and cement board technologies, giving special business support to our countries in Latin America.
David has been chosen as one of Chile’s 100 Young Leaders, and received the National Award of Innovation for ArchDaily, by the Government of Chile. Currently lives in Berlin.
ArchDaily is today the world’s most visited architecture website. As of May 2020, ArchDaily merged with Architonic, joining the NZZ Media Group in Switzerland. David currently serves as Managing Director of Architonic ArchDaily, and as Editor in Chief of ArchDaily.
With a background of civil engineer, he has been working in sustainable and lightweight construction for the past 10 years in Europe and in the Middle-East.
He and his team work closely with developers and consultants around the UAE to present the full portfolio of Saint-Gobain solutions and help them design healthy, comfortable and energy efficient buildings and homes. He is an advocate of LCA and EPD of construction materials to lower the built environment carbon footprint.
Part of the board directors of Acoustic Association (PROACÚSTICA) acted as a Market Relationship Director. Nowadays is a member of the Technical Committee of the Drywall Association and also a member of the Technical Standards Brazilian Association (ABNT).
Douglas Meirelles was responsible for the implementation, management and development of BIM at Saint-Gobain Construction Products.
Currently involved in Marketing as a Customer Service Manager. In addition, leading the Market Relationship Pillar in Sustainability Committee at Saint–Gobain Construction Products (PLACO, BRASILIT, ISOVER, ECOPHON, QUARTZOLIT, SONEX AND PREFER).
He began as a Product Development Engineer within the Building Test Centre, before moving to British Gypsum where he held a variety of roles including Product Manager, Technical Support Team & Technical Academy Manager, and Head of Product Marketing.
Jonathan then took on the position of Global Product Marketing Manager with Saint-Gobain Gyproc before becoming Managing Director of Ecophon UK & Ireland.
In his current role, his key responsibility is formulating and implementing the strategy for the new build commercial sector, covering the built environment for education, healthcare, leisure and the workplace, with the specific aim of forging close and lasting partnerships with key customer decision-makers.
His team is also tasked with understanding customers’ current and future needs and harnessing this insight to inform the development of the company’s offering, bringing innovation to bear across product, system and service solutions to drive profitable growth.
A member of the Saint-Gobain Interior Solutions Executive and a BSc (Hons) graduate in Applied Physics, Jonathan holds a Postgraduate Diploma from the Chartered Institute of Marketing and a Diploma in Acoustics & Noise Control from the Institute of Acoustics.
Supinya worked closely with architects and developers including interior designers. She also coordinates with the product managers and technical team for Gypsum, Weber and Saint-Gobain Glass for projects specification, LEED certification including system and innovative solutions. Supinya was the representative of the company attending a meeting with the Association of Siamese Architects of Thailand in the topic of project specification of Gypsum fire rated, both ceiling and wall systems in 2022.
Innovation, emotion and function are the words that best represent the creative vision and philosophy of the Milanese firm founded by architect Alessia Garibaldi. Born in Milan in 1974, after her artistic studies she graduated from the Faculty of Architecture at the Politecnico di Milano in 2000 and launched her independent work in 2006.
Alessia Garibaldi has internalised the aesthetic lesson of international rationalism: formal symmetry, volumetric order and spatial function are defined by the choice of fine natural materials, the design of sophisticated artisanal finishes and interplay of private and public spaces whose atmosphere echoes the splendours of a clear and recognisable Italian creativity, reinterpreted in a contemporary vein.
Creativity, proven expertise and common goals have yielded numerous projects whose result is characterised by creative research, efficient execution and originality in blending structural, conceptual and technological aspects.
More information about the Jury
Jury members are selected by the International Central Marketing Team to guarantee objectivity and to ensure full comprehension of all technical aspects. The 13th International Jury is comprised of Saint-Gobain and external experts as well as country delegates.
To ensure that all entries are judged on an equitable basis, specific judging criteria have been developed and the International Jury Committee has been selected carefully. The judges are able to both assess the technical skills of drywall contractors and the overall performance of the systems and solutions implemented during the course of the projects.
Every two years since 1998, the Saint-Gobain International Gypsum Trophy has been a unique international competition for Drywall systems projects using Saint-Gobain solutions.
Its aim is to celebrate the craftsmanship of contractors. The Gypsum Trophy is a major opportunity both for peer recognition and the promotion of craftsmanship in the international interior building community, as well as a great opportunity to stay close to our customers and promote innovative solutions for Saint-Gobain.