USG CEO to leave following merger with Knauf

CHICAGO — USG Corp. President and CEO Jennifer Scanlon has announced she will leave USG once the merger with Knauf is finalized. Until then, Scanlon will continue to focus on USG’s business plans and strategies, to ensure a smooth transition of USG under the Knauf umbrella. Until the deal closes, “it’s business as usual at USG,” she said. She has been chief executive at USG since November 2016.

Chris Griffen, CEO of Knauf, will head up the newly merged operation. Griffen is a Canadian who previously spent almost eight years in a variety of executive roles at USG. The merger is expected to close early in 2019.