Advice for the Next Generation


By: Bill Courtney, CEO, ClarkDietrich Building Systems

The process of stepping down as CEO after 30 plus years has just begun for me, but I am already seeing the industry through a new lens these days. In attending a variety of industry functions lately, I see a lot less grey hair, and more dark hair for one. This is just one sign that the old guard is beginning to hand over the reins to the next generation.

ClarkDietrich CEO Bill Courtney Announces Plans to Retire

March 1st, 2017 - West Chester, Ohio – ClarkDietrich Building Systems, the construction industry’s largest manufacturer of cold-formed steel framing products, today announced the impending retirement of its president and CEO Bill Courtney. Courtney, who has been at the helm of ClarkDietrich, since its formation in 2011, and prior to that with ClarkWestern, will step down March 31, 2018, after which time he will continue to serve the company in a role on its board of directors.