Bob NegriPresident United States Gypsum Company
DWFC: Robert joined in 1992 and has been a DWFC Board member since 2000 leading the organization in a variety of executive and committee positions, including but not limited to President (2012-present); Vice President (2004-2012); Technical Committee Chair (1996-present); Constitution & By-Law Committee Chair (2006-present); Education Committee Chair (2008-2015); and Membership Chair (2010-2014).
Education: Bachelor’s Business from National-Louis University / Minor: Chemical Engineering from the University of Illinois
Career: Robert Negri joined U.S. Gypsum Company (USG Corp.) in 1980 working at the USG Corporate Innovation Center. Robert champions exploratory research for Key Corporate and leads “Big Idea” projects. Robert also has vast experience as a successful formulator for Joint Compound, Gypsum Plaster, Paint Coatings, Textures, Sealants, and wall systems. Robert is a serial inventor and currently holds 12+ U.S. Patents, several International Patents, and multiple Trades Secrets.
Personal: Likes to live an active style including Biking, Hiking, and Skiing. Also enjoys watching football, hockey, and Cubs baseball.