Drew Industries Inc., parent to recreational vehicle and manufactured housing suppliers Lippert Components Inc. and Kinro Inc., today (Sept. 12) announced that Brendan J. Deely was appointed by Drew’s board to serve as an additional independent director.
Drew’s nine-member board will now consist of six independent directors. It is anticipated that Deely, 45, will also serve on one or more of the board committees and will be nominated for election as a director by stockholders at Drew’s annual stockholders meeting to be held in May 2012.
Deely is president and chief executive officer of L&W Supply Corp., a subsidiary of USG Corp., and senior vice president of USG Corp. He is a member of the USG Corporation Executive Committee. USG Corporation is a $3 billion global manufacturer and distributor of high-performance building systems through its United States Gypsum Company, USG Interiors, Inc., L&W Supply Corporation and other subsidiaries.
Deely earned an MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management. He has held several executive positions at USG in sales, marketing, operations and general management since 1988. He also serves on the board of directors of the National Safety Council and is president of the board of directors of the Lincoln Park Community Shelter in Chicago.