USG Corp. was named Innovator of the Year by the Executives’ Club of Chicago.

The award, which is given to a company whose new product, service, process or business model has resulted in organic growth and measurable economic benefit to the region, was presented to USG for its development of USG Durock brand EcoCap Self-Leveling Underlayment, a product that offers a significant reduction in several environmental impacts, according to the company.
“Innovation is a team sport and it is at the heart of how USG employees develop new products and technologies that positively impact the spaces where people live, work and play,” said Dominic Dannessa, USG's senior vice president and chief technology officer.
With its geopolymer binder technology, EcoCap is a quick-setting, eco-friendly cement-based product for use over concrete subfloors and wood subfloors in interior applications, according to Dannessa.
“The Executives’ Club of Chicago is the city’s premier networking and business forum. Each year, we recognize the best and brightest leaders in technology, innovation and corporate citizenship,” said Ana Dutra, president and CEO of The Executives Club. "[USG's] talented team is developing impressive technologies, which will further drive Chicago to the top of the global innovation economy.”
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