Grabber Construction Products has appointed Robert F. Rugg to its board of directors as an outside director.

Rugg currently serves as vice president of Strategic Accounts at James Hardie Building Products, where he is actively involved in both the development and implementation of growth strategies with key distribution, dealer and builder partners across the United States. Prior to Rugg’s return to James Hardie in 2010, he previously held the positions of president of James Hardie Gypsum and executive vice president of James Hardie Industries. He was the president of Gypsum at ProBuild Holdings in Denver and executive director of The Drake Group LLC.

His career also included responsibilities with USG in various positions including a member of the Corporate Strategy Development Counsel. Rugg received an MBA (Executive Program) from Saint Mary’s College of California and a Bachelor of Science – Finance from the University of Illinois.

“We’re proud to add Robb to Grabber’s board of directors,” said Jack Kroll, president and CEO at Grabber. “Robb brings an incredible wealth of knowledge and experience to the table, and we're looking forward to working with Robb.”