USG Boral Korea appoints Hyuk-Joon Kwon as CEO

2019-05-28 09:10 2516

SEOUL, South Korea, May 28, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- USG Boral, a global leader in building products technology, has announced the appointment of Mr. Hyuk-Joon Kwon as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for its Korea market. In his new role, Kwon will be responsible for developing growth strategies and to continue the company's commitment to innovation for safer, faster and less costly ways to build.

Hyuk-Joon Kwon, newly appointed CEO of USG Boral Korea
Hyuk-Joon Kwon, newly appointed CEO of USG Boral Korea

As one of the market leaders in Korea's gypsum market, USG Boral supplies quality products through the three state-of-the-art factories located in Dangjin, Yeosu and Ulsan.

Susan Yeom, Senior Vice President, Asia, USG Boral, said, "We are pleased to have Kwon on board to continue our business growth in Korea. With his extensive experience and excellent track record, we are confident that he will lead the Korea team to new heights."

Hyuk-Joon Kwon, CEO of USG Boral Korea, commented, "I am glad to be part of the fast-growing and dynamic USG Boral team. With the company's core belief and focus on innovation and customer centricity, I believe our differentiators will continue to bring us long-term growth and success."

Prior to his role at USG Boral, Kwon was President & Zone Operations Director of Otis Elevator Korea where he oversaw both the domestic and its export business to over 50 countries. He was also previously the General Counsel who advised on various aspects of the business, including corporate restructuring, investments and strategy for the company.

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.

About USG Boral Korea

USG Boral Korea, a subsidiary of USG Boral, is a leader in building products and construction materials in the Korean architecture industry since 1998. It is active in research and investment to innovate domestic residential culture and has achieved various outcomes in the field of building materials. USG Boral Korea produces and sells 'Sheetrock® gypsum board', Sheetrock® Gyptex, a Sheetrock® gypsum material and 'Artsound', a sound absorbing board. With these high-performance premium products and differentiated services, USG Boral Korea supports construction companies to plan, design and construct by utilizing advanced solutions.

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Source: USG Boral
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