History and cast of the GA.

Year founded:1930

Mission statement: To promote the use of gypsum while advancing the development, growth and general welfare of the gypsum industry in the United States and Canada on behalf of its member companies.

Board members, titles:

David R. Fleiner, chairman,

G-P Gypsum Corp.;

H. David House, past chairman,

American Gypsum;

Alfred K. Mueller, first vice-chairman,

PABCO Gypsum;

Robert F. Rugg, second vice chairman,

James Hardie Gypsum;

Brent R. Thomson, treasurer,

BPB America Inc.;

David R. Obergefell, member-at-large,

United States Gypsum Co.;

Jerry A. Walker, secretary

Gypsum Association;

Robert C. Katz,

Continental Gypsum Co.;

Robert W. Waite,

Lafarge Gypsum;

James W. McNeer,

Temple-Inland Forest Products Corp.;

Gerard P. Carroll,

National Gypsum Co.

Membership: 11 manufacturers.

Benefits to its members: The GA will represent industry interests for the mutual benefit of member companies in the areas of health and safety, the environment, legislation and regulations, public relations, relations with allied organizations and professional associations, and others matters that affect the industry's operations, economic health, vigor and well-being.

Resources for the wall and ceiling contractor: The GA's technical publications are available for downloading from its Web site. Education materials are available to the wall and ceiling contractor.

Past accomplishments: The GA launched an education campaign on the recommended levels of gypsum board finish.


Shannon Bass

Director of Promotion

810 First Street NE, #510

Washington, D.C. 20002

(202) 289-5440