WILLIAM G. CURRIE, CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD
Mr. Currie joined Universal in 1971. He was president of Universal Forest Products from 1983 to 1990, and president and chief executive officer of The Universal Companies, Inc. from 1989 until the 1993 merger to form Universal Forest Products, Inc. On January 1, 2000, he also became vice chairman of the board of the company. On July 1, 2006, Mr. Currie was appointed executive chairman of the board. On July 20, 2009, he retired from full-time employment at the company, retaining his position as board chairman.