USG Corporation (NYSE: USG), a leading building products company, has announced the election of Thomas A. Burke to its board of directors. Mr. Burke has been president and chief executive officer of Modine Manufacturing Company since 2008. Prior to his current role, Burke served as executive vice president and chief operating officer.
Previously, he served in several leadership positions with Visteon Corporation including vice president, North America and Asia operations, and Vice President, European and South American operations. Mr. Burke’s leadership and experience spans a variety of roles over more than 30 years, including senior engineering and operations positions with other well-known companies such as Ford Motor Company and Deere and Company.
Mr. Burke serves on Modine Manufacturing’s board of directors. In addition, he is a trustee of Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity and Innovation (MAPI); a board member of the United Way of Racine County; a member of the board of regents of the Milwaukee School of Engineering; and a director of the National Association of Manufacturers.
Burke holds a bachelor’s degree from Purdue University and has completed the Executive Business Program at Northwestern University’s Kellogg Management Institute.
“We are pleased to welcome Thomas Burke to our board,” said Jim Metcalf, chairman of the board, president and CEO of USG Corporation. “His history of leadership, manufacturing knowledge, and extensive international experience will be valuable assets as USG continues to execute Our Plan to Win.”
Mr. Burke will serve on the Audit and Governance committees of the USG board of directors. With the addition of Mr. Burke, 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