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USG Corporation (NYSE: USG), a leading building products company, has announced the election of Matthew Carter Jr. to its board of directors. Mr. Carter is President, Sprint Global Wholesale & Emerging Solutions at Sprint Nextel Corporation. He is responsible for the profit and loss of Sprint’s Global Wholesale & Emerging Solutions business unit.
Prior to his current role, Carter served as president of Boost Mobile, part of Sprint’s prepaid group. Previously, he served as senior vice president of Base Management at Sprint, where he drove coordinated marketing efforts. Mr. Carter’s leadership and experience spans more than 20 years across diverse industries with well-known companies such as Bristol Myers, Coca-Cola and Leap Wireless.
Mr. Carter is a former member of the board of directors at COMPTEL, the leading industry association representing competitive communications service providers and their supplier partners. An Advisory Board Member of Dasan Networks in Korea, Carter holds a bachelor’s degree from Northwestern University and a master of business administration from Harvard Business School.
“We are pleased to welcome Matt Carter to our board,” said Jim Metcalf, chairman of the board, president and CEO of USG Corporation. “His history of leadership, vision, innovation and business transformation will be valuable assets as USG continues to create its own recovery and emerge as a stronger company.”
Mr. Carter will serve on the Audit and Governance committees of the USG board of directors. With the addition of Mr. Carter, USG’s board includes nine independent directors, as well as Mr. Metcalf.
USG Corporation is a manufacturer and distributor of high-performance building systems through its United States Gypsum Company, USG Interiors, LLC, L&W Supply Corporation and other subsidiaries. Headquartered in Chicago, USG’s worldwide operations serve the commercial, residential, and repair and remodel construction markets. USG’s wall, ceiling, flooring and roofing products provide leading-edge building solutions for customers, while L&W Supply branch locations efficiently stock and deliver building materials nationwide. For additional information, visit the USG website at