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Gary joined AEA in 2007 as an Operating Partner. He is involved in evaluating acquisitions, maximizing the value received from portfolio companies and supporting our Asian operations. He currently serves on the boards of Evoqua Water Technologies and Swanson. Gary also served on the boards of former AEA portfolio companies Houghton International, RelaDyne, Shoes for Crews, Tampico Beverages, and Unifrax.
Before joining AEA, Gary was president and chief operating officer of Ashland Inc., a diversified chemical company. His responsibilities included strategic planning and execution for Ashland’s four divisions, oversight of value-adding projects, investor relations and numerous global acquisitions. He was a member of the executive committee. Gary spent the first 23 years of his career with Ashland holding positions of increasing responsibility. He then left to join Engelhard Corporation as a group vice president. He then joined Honeywell Corporation as president of their chemical sector. Before returning to Ashland in 2002, he was at Bear Stearns Merchant Bank, its private equity arm, as chemical industry partner.
Gary was a member of the board and executive committee of the American Chemistry Counsel. He currently is on the board of Innophos Corporation, a publicly traded company.
Advanced Management Program, Harvard University
Postgraduate Courses, Indiana University
M.S., City College of New York
B.S., City College of New York
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Evoqua Water Technologies
Northern China German Automotive
Shoes for Crews
Tampico Beverages Inc.