US Ceiling promotes Gary Black to executive vice president and Michael Johnston to vice president of operations

WEBSTER, N.Y., June 3, 2019—US Ceiling Corp is pleased to announce the promotions of Gary Black to executive vice president and Michael Johnston to vice president of operations.

Black joined US Ceiling in 2016 as vice president of operations. His contributions to the company have been substantive, as he’s successfully delivered construction projects in all of the markets US Ceiling serves. Black has more than 34 years of experience in all phases of the construction process and will continue utilizing his skills to further enhance the company’s client-service capabilities, concentrating on operations and growth in Western New York. Additionally, he will be available to support projects in other regions when the fit for his talents arises.

“Gary’s contributions to our organization have been invaluable,” says Melissa Geska, president. “His dedication and commitment to our clients, partners and colleagues have played a significant role in US Ceiling’s evolution and as we continue to grow, we will rely on proven professionals like him to support our mission and company objectives.”

Black served in the U.S. Air Force and coaches high school/travel softball in his spare time. He resides in the Ontario, N.Y. area.

A respected leader, Johnston’s construction career spans nearly 20 years and multiple market sectors, including health care, education, commercial and multifamily/mixed-use development. He joined US Ceiling in 2014 as an estimator/project manager and was promoted to chief estimator in 2017.

“During his nearly five-year tenure with US Ceiling, Mike has brought the highest levels of integrity and professionalism to his work, says Ed Geska, chief operations officer. He is a true steward of our company culture and I am confident he will continue playing an integral role in our future growth and success.”

Johnston holds a B.S. in management/finance from St. John Fisher College and is an Ironman Triathlon finisher. He resides in the Webster, N.Y. area.

About US Ceiling Corp

Founded in 2001, US Ceiling Corp ( is a NYS Certified M/WDBE subcontracting firm that offers extensive experience in commercial, multifamily and residential construction, including acoustical ceilings and drywall; insulation and air barrier systems; metal stud and wood framing; finished carpentry and general trades; and construction management. The Webster, N.Y.-based firm’s consistent stability and growth stem from the hard work and dedication demonstrated across its expanding footprint, allowing a broad reach of services for local and out-of-town projects. With an unwavering commitment to diversify the construction industry, US Ceiling Corp is committed to empowering the Rochester community and partners with like-minded organizations, including the Urban League of Rochester’s YouthBuild Program, to provide skilled training and employment opportunities.


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