Doug Pontsler is Chairman and Managing Director for COVE, the Center of Visual Expertise. Launched in 2018 by the Toledo Museum of Art, COVE is dedicated to the application of visual literacy for industrial and service applications with an emphasis on safety. In this leadership role he is responsible for all aspects of the enterprise including thought leadership, product development and client satisfaction.
Prior to his current role, Doug was the former vice president of operations sustainability and EHS for Owens Corning (retired). he joined Owens Corning in 2002 and held leadership positions including director of corporate services and vice president of global sourcing. Prior to joining Owens Corning, Doug spent 23 years with Eaton Corporation. While at Eaton, he held various roles of increasing responsibilities in accounting, finance, production and inventory control management, factory management, and sourcing.
Doug served as a member of the National Safety Council (NSC) Board of Directors and as the Chairman of the Campbell Institute at the National Safety Council. He is a recipient of NSC’s 2019 Distinguished Service to Safety Award. Doug is also involved in the community as past chairman of the Regional Growth Partnership and current executive board member promoting economic development, past executive committee member of the Marathon Classic LPGA Tournament, and prior cabinet member of the United Way Campaign Committee for the Greater Toledo Area.
Doug also currently serves as member of the Independent Review Committee for JobsOhio supporting economic growth in the state. He received a bachelor of science in business administration from Miami University with a major in accounting.