Dominic A. Dannessa is Executive Vice President and Chief Customer and Innovation Officer. He also oversees USG’s Corporate Innovation Center in Libertyville, Ill. In this role, Dannessa leads the development and commercialization of USG’s innovative products and solutions that will fuel growth and improve the customer experience.
Dannessa holds a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from the University of Illinois at Chicago, as well as a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in mechanical engineering from Youngstown State University.
Dannessa joined USG in 1978 as a project engineer and has held a multitude of leadership roles across the business, including senior vice president, Manufacturing; vice president, Supply Chain; chief information officer and plant manager for more than 15 years.
He currently serves on the Board of Directors of USG Boral Building Products and Gypsum Engineering Company. Dom is active in the National Association of Manufacturers and the Naval War College, and is a past participant of the Harvard University's Joint Center for Housing Studies and a past Board member of the Industrial Research Institute.