Edition 2018

Lisbon 2018

11th International Trophy

Lisbon, 23 March 2018


About the 11th International Trophy

This unique international event is a major opportunity to recognise outstanding collaboration between Saint-Gobain and its customers. The competing projects serve as a reference for Drywall system craftsmanship in the Gypsum industry and inspire greatness among the international interior building community.

Winners 11th Trophy

Winners by category

Innovation & Sustainability

Judging Committee

Meet the Jury !

Judging for the International Trophy is a long, demanding and challenging process. 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. The panel is selected by the International Central Marketing Team to guarantee objectivity and to ensure full comprehension of all technical aspects. The 11th International Jury is comprised of Saint-Gobain and external experts as well as country delegates. 

Prior to the international awards event the Jury Commitee will meet from 12-16 February 2018 to review the project presentations, assess and vote for each project according to pre-defined criteria. To ensure fairness and continuity, all projects in the same category are viewed in the same session.

Rupert Neumann
President of the Jury & Global Marketing Manager – Saint-Gobain Gypsum and Ceilings Activity
Rupert has been in the building materials industry for 20 years. This is the sixth Saint-Gobain International trophy awards which he has been involved in and the fith time on the Jury. In addition to other marketing roles and support for a number of countries, he is also responsible for the Global Product Management of Building Plasters and Plasterboard Finishing within the activity.
David Frise
Chief Executive of FIS
David is the Chief Executive of FIS, the trade body representing the major drylining and fit contractors and manufacturers in the UK. He began his career as a nuclear submariner in the Royal Navy, before joining the Building Services Engineering industry some 25 years ago, firstly as a contractor then as a consultant, before setting up Bailey Energy for NG Bailey the UK’s largest M&E contractors. He has held a number of non-executive director roles on the board of Summit Skills, the National Skills Academy for Environmental Technologies and the Construction Products Association (CPA).
Daniel Roehner
International Marketing Manager – Saint-Gobain Gypsum, Ceilings, and Insulation Activity
Daniel has been with Saint-Gobain for 5 years and currently serves as the International Marketing Manager for the Saint-Gobain Gypsum, Ceilings, and Insulation Activity. He is a civil engineer with more than 12 years’ experience in the construction and building materials industry in North America, Europe, SEA, Middle East, and Africa. Daniel is also a member of the Eurogypsum Acoustic Working Group.
Ian Frede
Architectural Solutions Manager and Territory Manager – CertainTeed Gypsum Canada
Ian has been in the Gypsum Industry for over 25 years in a variety of roles in the contracting, distribution and manufacturing fields. Ian joined CertainTeed Gypsum Canada in 2014 and has a duel role in Architectural Support and Sales, working on projects from the design stage through construction until completion. This is Ian’s 1st time on the Jury.
Kittichai Chamjitr
Technical Director – Saint-Gobain Gyproc Thailand
Kittichai has been working with Saint Gobain since 2011 and currently serves as the Technical Director for Gyproc Thailand. He is a leader for drywall penetration in Thailand by providing technical support, educating the market, and providing technical training to installers.
Nicolas Fuchs
Technical Marketing Manager – Saint-Gobain Sub-Saharan Africa
Nicolas has been in the building industry for 21 years, in Europe, Asia, and Africa. Nicolas joined Saint-Gobain 15 years ago as Market Manager in France for the Mortars activity, providing solutions for the installers to overcome technical challenges on projects. He has been instrumental in the creation of a Club of Flooring applicators, capitalizing on the experience of Nordic countries. He is a member of the Steering Committee of the Africa Architecture Awards, the first pan-African architecture competition and largest online portal of contemporary architecture in Africa, which aims to promote design excellence while helping to shape a new view of African architecture globally.
Sebastian Staniszewski
Technical Department Manager – RIGIPS – SGCP Poland
Sebastian joined Saint Gobain in January of 2014 as Product Manager for Plaster Boards. He has spent the last 2 years in the new role of Technical Department Manager in RIGIPS– SGCP Poland. Previously he worked as Project Manager for 8 years at ACO, responsible for internal and hygienic drainage.
Stéphane Harmel
Product Manager – Placo® France
Stéphane has worked as a project manager for Placo® France since 2004 where he is currently in charge of performance boards and systems. From 1999 to 2004 he was responsible for the technical development of France at Gyroproc Benlux. Prior he was in charge of the R&D department at an organization specialized in the fabrication of office partitions. He has previously participated in regional juries for Placo® France both in 2013 and 2015.
Ad Maas
Technical Manager – Saint-Gobain Gyproc Netherlands
Ad joined Saint Gobain in March 1988 and started his career in research & technical services, previously having studied Building Technology at the Technical University in Eindhoven. Since 1991 he has been responsible for the technical department of Gyproc Netherlands. He has an active role in various external technical committees and working groups. Ad has been a jury member several times for the National Trophy in the Netherlands, as well as for the International Trophy.