Clestra (www.clestra.com) has named Xavier P. Negiar as Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer/President of Clestra Hauserman Group.
Xavier P. Negiar Named Chairman of Clestra (Photo: Business Wire)
“I’m honored to be associated with a $270 million company that has been manufacturing and installing quality relocatable office partitions systems for 100 years,” Negiar said. “As we begin our centennial, Clestra will continue to be a global industry innovator – we have demonstrated over the years our unique ability to adapt to ever changing office environments.”
Negiar added that Clestra will be introducing a number of innovative products in 2013 that will further demonstrate the company’s market expertise.
“These will be a natural extension of our comprehensive glass, steel and composite partitioning systems and will further transform working spaces in a wide variety of office environments,” said Negiar. “We’ll also be unveiling an exciting array of new clean room products and solutions.”
Founded in 1913, privately-held Clestra (www.clestra.com) is headquartered in Strasbourg; U.S. headquarters is in Doylestown, PA. Clestra, with more than 1,200 employees, is a global leader in designing, producing, and installing relocatable office partitions and ceilings in office buildings and providing turnkey clean room design/construction solutions.
The company has four manufacturing facilities in France, China, India and South Korea. A fifth plant in the Middle East is expected to be operational within 24 months.
The China facility recently instituted Equalios, a water cooled, chilled ceiling technology that reduces energy usage between 30-40% while guaranteeing ultimate comfort for building occupiers. Equalios has been installed in Parkview Green Beijing, the first LEED platinum mixed-use building in China. The South Korea facility recently introduced a new partition system for cold and hot aisle containment booths providing major energy savings for data centers. The system allows the user to only cool an enclosed cold zone instead of the entire area.
These recent innovations further illustrate that Clestra is well-positioned to continue to be an industry leader as it begins another century of doing business worldwide.
Millions of people around the world currently work in a Clestra office environment – some of which include Chanel’s headquarters in Paris, Empire State and Chrysler Buildings in New York City, Burj Khalifa building in Dubai (world’s tallest building) in the United Arab Emirates, and airports from Paris to Istanbul. Clestra’s clean room solutions are also being used by numerous government organizations and in a wide variety of industries -- from pharmaceutical and electronics labs to watchmakers Rolex and Vacheron Constantin.