View Appoints Thomas Leppert to Board of Directors

Glass Magazine
October 20, 2015
COMMERCIAL, FABRICATION : PEOPLE

View officials announced Thomas C. Leppert has joined its board of directors. A former CEO of multiple large, international companies in the building industry and former mayor of Dallas, Leppert brings deep experience in both private and public sectors to View, according to a company release.

Leppert's career spans more than 30 years in the construction, homebuilding, real estate, financial services, and education industries. Leppert most recently served as chief executive officer at global educational services company Kaplan. Prior to joining Kaplan, he served as chairman and CEO of Turner Construction Company, the largest commercial builder in the United States, where under his leadership the company earned more profits during his seven-year tenure than in the company's previous 97 years combined. Prior to that, Leppert served as a principal of McKinsey & Company, vice chairman at Pacific Century Financial Corporation and its subsidiary the Bank of Hawaii, CEO of Castle & Cooke, Inc., and national partner at Trammell Crow Company, among other positions, according to the release.

“We are honored to welcome a leader of Tom’s caliber to our board,” said Rao Mulpuri, CEO of View in the release. “As a major force within the building industry with deep understanding of the importance of technology, finance, and occupant-focused building design, Tom’s deep corporate expertise and strategic counsel will be a powerful addition to our board as we continue to scale our business.”

Leppert also sat on the board of directors of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the CEO Advisory Council of the U.S. Green Building Council. A recognized leader in sustainability, Leppert has been inducted into the “Energy Efficiency Forum Hall of Fame” and was the recipient of the Global Cross Millennium Award for Corporate Environmental Leadership.

“I am deeply passionate about View’s mission and am excited to join the company’s board of directors to help it execute on its vision for transforming the way we approach building design,” said Leppert in the release. “By infusing cutting-edge technology into a fundamental building material, View has developed a product that is revolutionizing our expectations for the built environment. I look forward to contributing to View’s continued success.”