James S. Metcalf has served as Executive Chairman since September 2021. Mr. Metcalf has served as a director since May 2017, as the Chairman of our Board of Directors since January 1, 2018 and as Chief Executive Officer since November 2018 until his retirement in September 2021. He serves on the Executive Committee and the Affiliate Transactions Committee of our Board of Directors.
Mr. Metcalf retired in 2016 as the Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of USG Corporation. At the time of his retirement, he had served as Chairman since December 2011 and had served as Chief Executive Officer and President since January 2011. From January 2006 through January 2011, he was President and Chief Operating Officer of USG.
Prior to that, Mr. Metcalf held many positions at USG including president, Building Systems; president and chief executive officer, L&W Supply; senior vice president, Sales and Marketing, USG Interiors, Inc.; vice president, National Accounts, United States Gypsum Company; director, Retail Marketing, USG Corporation; director Retail Sales, USG Interiors, Inc.; and national accounts manager, United States Gypsum Company.
Mr. Metcalf is a director of Tenneco, Inc. and is chairman of the compensation committee, a director and executive committee member of the National Association of Manufacturing and is a policy advisory board member for the Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard University.
Mr. Metcalf holds a bachelor’s degree from The Ohio State University. He also holds a master’s degree in business administration from Pepperdine University and Stanford University SEP.