Bob Drury, executive director of the Northwest Wall and Ceiling Bureau, will retire this fall after 39 years in the industry.   Drury joined the Bureau as architectural consultant in 1972 and shortly after was named executive director following the death of Chuck Clay, his father-in-law and also executive director.

Bob Drury, executive director of the Northwest Wall and Ceiling Bureau, will retire this fall after 39 years in the industry.

Drury joined the Bureau as architectural consultant in 1972 and shortly after was named executive director following the death of Chuck Clay, his father-in-law and also executive director.

A staple in the industry for near 40 years, Drury is noted for being a respected authority and expert on exterior and interior wall and ceiling standards, design and handling of job site-related issues. He has been the spokesperson for the wall and ceiling industry in the Northwest. His leadership has unified and elevated the industry.

Throughout the years, Drury developed a strong reputation and positive working relationship with architects, building officials, building owners and others in the construction community-particularly in the Pacific Northwest. He is the author of NWCB’s Stucco Resource Guide and numerous technical documents standards.

Following Drury’s departure, Mark Eisenmann has been named as the association’s executive director effective September 6, 2011.

Eisenmann has 28 years or experience in the wall and ceiling industry. Most recently he worked as area manager and branch manager for a major specialty contracting company in the Puget Sound area. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in construction management from Washington State University.

Read Drury’s exclusive interview with Walls & Ceilings in the upcoming September issue. The magazine wishes a happy retirement to Drury and the best of luck to Eisenmann.

In other NWCB news: The Bureau is relocating to the Seattle Eastlake area at the end of September. The new address: Northwest Wall and Ceiling Bureau, 2825 Eastlake Avenue East #350, Seattle, WA 98102. The telephone number remains the same: (206) 524-4243.