Board of Directors

Board of Directors

  • William G. Currie

    Chairman of the Board
    Universal Forest Products, Inc.
    William G. Currie is Chairman of the Board of Universal Forest Products. He joined our company in 1971, and has served as a salesman, general manager, vice president and executive vice president. He was the chief executive officer of our company from 1989 to 2006, and on Jan. 1, 2000, also became vice chairman of the board. On April 19, 2006, he was named chairman of the board and served as an employee with the executive chairman title until he retired on July 20, 2009. Mr. Currie served on the board of Forestar Real Estate Group Inc. from 2008 to 2016. He has been a director of Universal Forest Products since 1978.
    • John M. Engler

      Director
      John M. Engler was appointed Interim President of Michigan State University in Lansing, MI on January 31, 2018. Prior to that, he served as President of the Business Roundtable from January 15, 2011 until his retirement on February 5, 2017. From 2004 to 2011, Mr. Engler was President and Chief Executive Officer of the National Association of Manufacturers . He served as Michigan’s 46th Governor for three terms, from 1991 to 2003. Mr. Engler has served as an independent trustee of the Fidelity Fixed Income and Asset Allocation Fund’s board since November 2014, and as a director of K-12 Inc. since October 2012. He previously served on the boards of Munder Capital Management , Delta Airlines, and Dow Jones & Company. He has been a director of Universal Forest Products since 2003 and is chairman of its Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee and serves on its the Personnel and Compensation Committee.
    • Bruce A. Merino

      Director
      Bruce A. Merino retired from The Home Depot in 2009, after 25 years with the company. At the time of his retirement, he was enior ice resident of erchandising and resident of The Home Depot’s Expo Design Center. Mr. Merino sits on the City of Hope’s Home Improvement Board Council and is its chair. He has been a director of Universal Forest Products since 2009, is Chairman of the Personnel and Compensation Committee, and serves on the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee.
      • Matthew J. Missad

        Chief Executive Officer
        Matthew J. Missad is Chief Executive Officer of Universal Forest Products, a position to which he was appointed on July 13, 2011. From 1996 to 2011, he was Executive Vice President, General Counsel, and Secretary, in addition to serving on the boards of subsidiary entities, including international partnerships. Mr. Missad has been on the board of Independent Bank Corporation since October 2014, and serves on its Compensation Committee. He has been a director of Universal Forest Products since 2011.
        • Thomas W. Rhodes

          Director
          Thomas W. Rhodes is President and Chief Executive Officer of TWR Enterprises, Inc. of Corona, CA, a company he formed in 1984, which is the largest framing contractor in Southern California. Mr. Rhodes has served as a board member of the California Framing Contractors Association, Building Industry Association - Orange County, and the California Professional Association of Specialty Contractors - Orange County/Inland Empire. Mr. Rhodes has been a director of Universal Forest Products since 2012, and serves on its Audit Committee and Personnel and Compensation Committee.
          • Mary E. Tuuk

            Director
            Ms. Tuuk became Chief Compliance Officer/Senior Vice President, Properties and Real Estate for Meijer, Inc., a regional retail chain, on March 4, 2018. She has been with Meijer as Chief Compliance Officer since July 2015. She was executive vice president of corporate services, and secretary of the board of directors, for Fifth Third Bancorp of Cincinnati, OH until she joined Meijer, Inc. Ms. Tuuk also served as president of Fifth Third Bank (Western Michigan), where she had leadership responsibility for the growth and strategic direction of major lines of business. Previously, she was executive vice president and chief risk officer for Fifth Third Bancorp from June 2007 to December 2011. She was named one of the "25 Women to Watch in Banking" by the American Banker magazine each year from 2008 to 2014. She serves on the boards of a variety of civic and charitable organizations. Ms. Tuuk has been a director for Universal Forest Products since 2014, and serves on its Audit Committee and Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee.
            • Brian C. Walker

              Director
              Brian C. Walker is President and Chief Executive Officer of Herman Miller, Inc. of Zeeland, MI, a global provider of office furniture and services. Previously, he served as its chief operating officer and chief financial officer. Mr. Walker is also a director of Herman Miller, Inc. In February 2018, Mr. Walker announced that he will retire as CEO and director of Herman Miller by August 31, 2018 or until his successor is named. He is a Certified Public Accountant, and serves as the lead director and chairs the Compensation Committee of Briggs & Stratton Corporation. He served on the board of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago-Detroit Branch from 2009 to 2012. Mr. Walker has been a director of Universal Forest Products since 2015, and is Chairman of its Audit Committee.
              • Michael G. Wooldridge

                Director
                Michael G. Wooldridge is a Partner with the law firm of Varnum LLP headquartered in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He joined Varnum in 1985, and is a partner in the firm's corporate practice team, focusing on corporate governance, securities, and mergers and acquisitions. Mr. Wooldridge has been included in The Best Lawyers in America since 2005. He also serves on the boards of several community organizations. Mr. Wooldridge joined the board of directors of Universal Forest Products in 2016, and serves on its Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee and its Personnel and Compensation Committee.