Content about William Foote

September 29, 2011

USG Corp. has announced that chairman William Foote will retire from the company and its board of directors, effective Dec. 1, 2011. The board has elected James Metcalf, USG's president and CEO, to the post of chairman of the board, effective upon Foote's retirement.

Foote, who joined USG in 1984, served as USG's chairman since 1996, after having been elected CEO in 1995 and president in 1994.

October 20, 2010

Chicago-based USG Corp., parent company of North American Gypsum and owner of the Sheetrock brand,...

September 27, 2010

Chicago-based USG Corp. announced that current president and COO James Metcalf will assume the duties...

Chicago-based USG Corp. announced that current president and COO James Metcalf will assume the duties of CEO and president, effective Jan. 1, 2011. Current CEO William Foote will continue in his role as chairman of the USG Corp. board of directors.

“It has been a distinct privilege to lead this great company over the past 15 years,” Foote said. “Jim has prepared himself extremely well to become USG’s next chief executive, and I look forward to working closely with him as he assumes this well-deserved role.”

October 22, 2007

Following the elimination of 1,100 positions, the company said it is “prepared to make further...

July 25, 2007

The building products manufacturer has eliminated 1,100 positions in the past year....