James R. (Jim) Beilstein | AIChE

James R. (Jim) Beilstein

Vice President of Advanced Manufacturing
Owens Corning

Jim Beilstein is Vice President of Advanced Manufacturing at Owens Corning. In this role, he has responsibility for the technology of manufacturing operations, process innovation, capital engineering, and equipment purchasing. In addition to these responsibilities, Jim is the chair of the Science and Technology Leadership Council of Owens Corning and is a member of several enterprise-level senior leadership teams focused on the strategy and execution of operations, organic growth, and capital deployment. 

Overall, Jim has more than 26 years of experience in manufacturing, information technology, and research and development in increasing leadership roles. Twenty of Jim’s 26 years in industry have been with Owens Corning, where he has established a reputation for building strong links between business leaders, manufacturing, information technology, and R&D. Jim earned BS and PhD degrees in chemical engineering from Lehigh Univ. and the Univ. of Massachusetts, respectively, and he serves on advisory councils for both institutions. Jim is also married to a Lehigh ChemE!