Chennai, May 2018: USG Boral, a leading innovator of plasterboards, manufacturing and supplying building solutions, announced the appointment of Mr.SumitBidani as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for its India market.In his new role, Sumit will be responsible for developing the growth strategies and expansion of USG Boral across South Asia.
India is a key market for USG Boral – the company recently shared its plan for a new plasterboard manufacturing plant to better meet the region’s needs. This expansion underscores USG Boral’s commitment in providing high quality and technologically advanced products for the market.
USG Boral India currently operates two other plants – a plasterboard andmetal plant in Khushkhera, New Delhi, and a joint compound and putty plant, in Chennai.
On the appointment, Dan Casey, Senior Vice President, Asia & Middle East, USG Boral said, “We are delighted to haveSumit on board to share his insights and expertise to help grow our business in India. His diverse background and extensive experience will enable him to inject a fresh perspective and further bolster our expansion.We are confident that he will play an integral role in sustaining our growth momentum in the India market.”
SumitBidani, CEO of USG Boral India,also shared his plans for the market, “I am excited for this opportunity to be part of the dynamic USG Boral team. With the company poised to become a leading player in the building materials industry in India, it will be an enriching and fulfilling experience for me to lead this new chapter. Together with our management team, I am confident that we will chart a new success story for USG Boral and bring the company to greater heights.”
Sumit is a graduate from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras and a post-graduate from XLRI, Jamshedpur. Prior to his role at USG Boral, Sumit wasManaging Director at Formica India and has held senior positions in global companies such as Colgate Palmolive, General Mills, and Shell Lubricants.
About USG Boral
Headquartered in Singapore, USG Boral Building Products was founded in 2014 as a joint venture between USG Corporation and Boral Limited. A leading manufacturer and supplier of plasterboards, USG Boral produces plasterboard, ceiling tile and suspension systems, metal framing, jointing compounds, and industrial plasters across Asia, Australia and the Middle East. USG Boral has approximately 3,200 employees, 24 manufacturing plants and 3 gypsum mines across Australia, China, Thailand, Indonesia, South Korea, Vietnam, India, Malaysia, Philippines, Oman and Saudi Arabia. The company main brand names include USG Boral, Sheetrock®, Securock®, Durock®, Elephant, Jayaboard® and Donn DX® – the world’s most widely specified and installed ceiling suspension system. www.usgboral.com
About USG Boral India
USG Boral started operations in India in October 2013 following the joint venture announced at the corporate level. It operates across the India subcontinent, including Nepal, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. With four regional markets, USG Boral has established business footprint both in the North and South, and are well-positioned to supply growth in India from manufacturing facilities at Khushkhera Alwar and Rajasthan, alongside facilities in USG Boral Oman for the west coast, and USG Boral Vietnam and USG Boral Thailand for the east coast. It also has a fully automated all-purpose joint compound and wall putty manufacturing facility at Solavram, Chennai.https://www.usgboral.com/en_in/