Srinivas Veeramasuneni is Vice President and Chief Innovation Officer. He leads USG’s innovation strategy and collaborative research to enhance USG’s competitive position and profitability by continuously developing effective research programs.
Dr. Veeramasuneni holds a Ph.D. in metallurgical engineering from the University of Utah, and has held various research and management positions at USG since 1998. Throughout his career, he has been involved in innovation strategy, talent management, change management, technology roadmapping and process improvements.
Dr. Veeramasuneni is active in external organizations and has held executive positions in ASTM committees, Industrial Minerals Division of SME and Industrial Research Institute. Dr. Veeramasuneni has an extensive background in surface science and related application areas, including crystallization, mineral processing, and building materials. In addition to publishing nearly 25 papers in surface science-related journals, he is currently acting as a reviewer for International Journal of Mineral Processing. Dr. Veeramasuneni has been awarded 12 U.S. patents related to building materials, and has received numerous awards, including the AIME Rossiter W. Raymond Memorial Award, SME Industrial Minerals Division Young Scientist Award, the Robert W. Piekarz Award and has been named a Chicago United Business Leader of Color.