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Michael Kane Boral

is a retired business executive

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Michael Kane Boral is a recently retired executive with over 47 years of experience at about a dozen global building products and materials companies. Michael Kane Boral has led gypsum, insulation, cement, concrete, asphalt, roofing, siding, specialty cement, and polymer start-up efforts bringing innovation to the concrete, cement, insulation, gypsum, roofing, and sidings industries worldwide. Michael Kane Boral has led manufacturing and sales teams throughout North America, Latin America, Asia/Pacific, Australasia, Middle East, and Europe including Eastern Europe and the former Soviet republics.

For the last ten years, Michael Kane Boral has led first Boral’s North American Division then as global CEO and Managing Director in Sydney, Australia. During this period Boral grew its Asian, Australian, and North American positions through a series of joint ventures and acquisitions.

Throughout his career, Michael Kane Boral has always found room to explore innovation and new product development in the green tech area. While at USG he was project lead on the commercialization of USG Fiberboard, a paperless high recycled content, high strength wallboard substitute in the mid-1990s. Michael Kane Boral launched the world's first formaldehyde-free building insulation at Johns-Manville in the late 1990s. Michael Kane Boral led a Silicon Valley start-up in 2009, Calstar Products, which dramatically reduced the carbon footprint of brick manufacturing. At Boral, he launched Boral True Exterior Trim and Siding in 20011 a low carbon footprint, high recycled content durable exterior building product made from a mixture of sand and fly ash. Boral’s Australia operations likewise launched Envisia a green tech concrete alternative to conventional Portland cement-based concrete using fly ash and slag cement at high substitution rates with proven advantages for commercial high-rise construction. Finally, as part of Boral’s joint venture with USG, they were able to launch USG’s line of Ultra-Light and EcoSmart wallboard panels technology throughout our Asia Pacific, Middle East, and Australasia plants and bring world class low carbon, high recycled content products to these diverse markets.

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Michael Kane Discusses His Joint Venture Experience
June 18, 2021

Michael Kane Discusses His Joint Venture Experience

Michael Kane Boral is a retired and incredibly successful executive who has nearly 50 years of experience. His success was fueled by an innate understanding of various marketplaces and an ability to use the tools presented to him to thrive. For example, he used joint ventures throughout his career to flourish and strongly suggests that […]

How Michael Kane Boralf Uses His Merger and Acquisition Experience
June 15, 2021

How Michael Kane Boralf Uses His Merger and Acquisition Experience

Michael Kane Boral is a former CEO and executive with an almost unparalleled level of success in his field. Over the years, he has used his experience and success to stay on top of the field in ways that his competitors have not. One of his biggest skills is understanding mergers and acquisitions and how […]

Michael Kane Boral Explains the Best Personality Traits of a CEO
May 17, 2021

Michael Kane Boral Explains the Best Personality Traits of a CEO

The Best Personality Traits of a CEO According to Michael Kane, Boral CEO (Ret) Achieving the position of CEO requires dedication and hard work and no short amount of luck. Being a strong leader is required. However, once that magical title is bequeathed upon an individual, they often forget many traits they admired in their […]

CEO (Ret): Product Innovation
May 14, 2021

Michael Kane, Boral CEO (Ret): Product Innovation

Michael Kane Boral CEO (Ret) recently retired after more than 47 years of experience at a variety of companies. He played an executive role at more than a dozen building products and materials companies. He has led startup efforts that had to do with gypsum, cement, insulation, asphalt, concrete, siding, roofing, specialty cement, and polymers. […]

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