Atlanta, Georgia, area executive David Neal was recently named president of Georgia-Pacific Gypsum. Since 1965, Georgia-Pacific Gypsum has been committed to developing the highest quality gypsum building products in the industry. Neal has worked across the company in various roles since 1997.

Neal will succeed Brent Paugh in this role, which oversees over 2,200 employees and 13 gypsum mills that manufacture about 5 billion sq.ft. of gypsum panels annually. GP Gypsum is the fourth-largest domestic gypsum manufacturer with mills in 11 states across the United States.

Since 2020, Georgia-Pacific Gypsum has invested about $78 million into technological upgrades and capital improvements and, later this year, will open a $300 million state-of-the-art gypsum manufacturing facility in East Texas.

Neal was recently featured by Georgia-Pacific speaking about how his personal journey and how his diverse knowledge and experience from previous roles led him to the career he has today.

“My progression within Georgia-Pacific has taken me to a lot of different locations throughout the United States and provided many opportunities for me to understand my true comparative advantage,” Neal said.

Now, as the leader of the gypsum business, Neal knows he can leverage his diverse knowledge and experience from his previous roles to continuously improve how this business creates value for its customers, employees, and the company.