CAMBRIDGE, Mass., July 12, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — GCP Applied Technologies Inc. (NYSE:GCP), a leading global provider of construction products technologies, has announced the appointment of Randall S. Dearth to the position of president and chief operating officer. In this role, Dearth will lead all commercial, manufacturing and supply chain operations. In addition, his organization will oversee the integration of acquisitions, ensure the optimization of GCP’s logistics and property network, and guide the company’s environment, health and safety program. Dearth is expected to join GCP on September 1, 2018.
Gregory Poling, GCP’s chief executive officer, said, “Randy brings an exceptional track record to our company. He has invaluable experience leading a public company and successfully held a number of senior operating positions in the chemical industry.” Poling added that “Randy’s industry background and broad global leadership experience, ranging from sales and marketing management to president and CEO-level roles, are an ideal match for his new position.”
From 2012 to 2018, Dearth was president, CEO, and chairman of the board of Calgon Carbon Corporation, a NYSE-listed company that manufactures and markets products that remove contaminants from liquids and gases. Earlier this year, Calgon Carbon was acquired by Kuraray Co. Ltd. Dearth also served for eight years as president and CEO of LANXESS Corporation (North America), a producer that develops and markets chemical intermediates, additives, specialty chemicals, and plastics. He was also president and CEO of Bayer Chemicals Corporation (North America) and held a number of global marketing roles with Bayer, both in the United States and Germany.
Dearth’s background includes a master’s degree in polymer science and engineering from Case Western Reserve University and a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Hiram College. He is active in a number of professional affiliations, including serving on the board of the American Chemistry Council and as a trustee of Hiram College, Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh and several other organizations. Dearth also serves as a board member for the Stepan Company (NYSE:SCL).
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GCP is a leading global provider of construction products technologies that include additives for cement and concrete, the VERIFI® in-transit concrete management system, high-performance waterproofing products, and specialty systems. GCP products have been used to build some of the world’s most renowned structures. More information is available at www.gcpat.com.
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