Board of Directors

Board of Directors

  • William G. Currie

    Chairman of the Board
    UFP Industries, Inc.
    William G. Currie is Chairman of the Board of UFP Industries. 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 UFP Industries since 1978.
    • Joan A. Budden

      Director

      Joan A. Budden has been President and CEO of Priority Health, based in Grand Rapids, MI, since January 2016. Prior to that, she served as chief marketing officer for Priority Health when she joined the company in 2009. Ms. Budden serves on the board of Independent Bank Corporation and a number of community and business organizations.  Ms. Budden has been a director of UFP Industries since 2019, and serves on its Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee and its Personnel and Compensation Committee.

      • Benjamin McLean

        Director
        Benjamin J. McLean has been Chief Executive Officer of Ruan Transportation Management Systems, one of the largest privately-held logistics firms in the United States, since 2015.  Since joining Ruan in 2007, Mr. McLean has also served as Ruan’s chief operating officer and chief information officer.  Prior to joining Ruan, Mr. McLean assisted companies with mergers, acquisitions and private equity offerings at William Blair & Company in Chicago, IL, and delivered technology consulting services as part of Deloitte Consulting’s Chicago office.  Mr. McLean serves as a board member for the American Transportation Research Institute, is a member of the Northwestern University Transportation Center Business Advisory Committee and is a member of the Iowa Business Council .  Mr. McLean has been a director for UFP Industries since January 2020 and serves on its Audit 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 senior vice president of merchandising and president 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 UFP Industries since 2009, and serves on its Personnel and Compensation Committee and its 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 UFP Industries 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 UFP Industries since 2012 and chairs its Personnel and Compensation Committee and serves on its Audit Committee.
              • Mary E. Tuuk

                Director
                Ms. Tuuk became President and CEO of the Grand Rapids Symphony in Grand Rapids, MI in January 2019.  Prior to that time she served as chief compliance officer/senior vice president, properties and real estate for Meijer, Inc., a regional retail chain, a position to which she was appointed in March 2018, and as chief compliance officer of Meijer since July 2015.  Prior to her tenure with Meijer, she was executive vice president of corporate services, and secretary of the board of directors for Fifth Third Bancorp of Cincinnati, OH. Ms. Tuuk’s previous positions with Fifth Third included executive vice president and chief compliance officer of Fifth Third Bancorp, and president of Fifth Third Bank (Western Michigan) where she had leadership responsibility for the growth and strategic direction of major lines of business.  Ms. Tuuk 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 board of United Bank, a Michigan bank, and on the boards of a variety of civic and educational organizations. Ms. Tuuk has been a director for UFP Industries since 2014, and serves on its Audit Committee and Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee.
                • Brian C. Walker

                  Director

                  Brian C. Walker joined the private equity firm of Huron Capital in January 2019 as Partner-Strategic Leadership. He retired as Director, President and Chief Executive Officer of Herman Miller, Inc. of Zeeland, MI in 2018, and previously served as its chief operating officer and chief financial officer. Mr. Walker is a Certified Public Accountant and serves as the lead director and chairs the Compensation Committee of Briggs & Stratton Corporation. He also serves on the boards of Cooper Tire and Rubber Co. and Gentex 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 for UFP Industries since 2015 and chairs 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 UFP Industries in 2016, and chairs its Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee and serves on its Personnel and Compensation Committee.