Stacy Kuszmaul 
Plant Manager  
USG Corporation

“Every day is different and offers the opportunity to meet and work with people from all walks of life. Manufacturing offers me a challenging, fast paced environment to thrive in. I enjoy challenging teams, leading to improved processes and efficiencies that help our customers and remove roadblocks for our employees.”

Beginning her career with USG Corporation more than 15 years ago, Stacy has proven her expertise in many key areas. She is especially recognized for her ability to lead startups for new product lines, playing an integral role in improving manufacturing processes for new and innovative building products. 

For instance, Stacy was instrumental in the operations of a new line at USG’s Sweetwater, TX plant. There, she worked with technical teams to determine how long the equipment could run, hired and trained employees, and created a more efficient process. By looking at kiln efficiency and other production bottlenecks, Stacy significantly improved overall board line speeds for several USG wallboard and glass-mat products. In addition, she notably improved line efficiency for other USG Securock® products.

Stacy makes it a point to promote and support other women in manufacturing. She is well-known for being a strong mentor who takes the time to coach and develop talent within the organization. Stacy is a founding member of the USG Women in Manufacturing (WiM) group, which connects female plant employees across the USG network with one another and promotes career advancement. Over the course of her career, she and her teams have also worked with local students and teachers to explore career opportunities in STEM and manufacturing. Additionally, she is co-chair of Defend the Rock, USG’s military employee resource group.

Stacy’s dedication to service doesn’t end at the plant floor. Her team co-hosts an annual golf outing in support of local community service efforts such as the fire department and the chamber of commerce. They also recently donated to the Friends of Aram Public Library in a bid to celebrate diversity and the common attributes that bind us all.

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