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Marc has worked for the company since 2017 and is based in our Visé office in Belgium. He received his 2020 Knauf Insulation Leadership Award for playing a key role in the design of successful customer-centric products at our new plant in Illange, France.

Marc de Sainte Foy
What do I admire in other Knauf Insulation leaders? Their commitment, humility and teamwork.
Marc de Sainte Foy

What do you think contributes to leadership success?

Ambition, vision, being humble.

What qualities do you admire in Knauf Insulation leaders?

Commitment, humility, teamwork.

What work advice would you share with a new colleague to help them thrive at Knauf Insulation?

Clear customer-centricity — internal decisions led by customer needs — and strong internal connections for both support and internal challenges.

What do you see as your greatest achievement at Knauf Insulation and why?

We set up an efficient and optimised product mix for our new Rock Mineral Wool plant in Illange, including defining the best balance between market needs and production capabilities. This now to be delivered to customers over the coming months.

Do you have a quote that inspires you?

“The future is not what will happen, but what we will make out of it.” 
For me this highlights an attitude that you are responsible for shaping your own future (rather than leaving your future to external events.)