UNIFRAX ANNOUNCES SENIOR LEADERSHIP CHANGES
John C. Dandolph, President and CEO of Unifrax I LLC (“Unifrax”), headquartered in Tonawanda, New York, has announced the following changes to the Unifrax Senior Leadership Team today.
Anthony (Tony) B. Greene
Chief Financial Officer
Anthony (Tony) B. Greene has been named as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Tony comes to Unifrax with over 30 years of global experience in finance, strategy, business development and mergers and acquisitions in the specialty chemicals and materials industry. Tony began his career in General Electric’s Financial Management program after graduating with a Bachelor’s Degree in General Management/Finance from Purdue University. Tony progressed through a number of finance management roles at GE Plastics, GE Electro Materials, GE Electrical Distribution, GE Plastics Japan, GE Motors, and Momentive Performance Materials. Throughout his career, Tony has held CFO positions located in Japan, Singapore, Puerto Rico, and a variety of locations throughout the U.S. Tony most recently served as Executive VP of Business Development & Strategy for Hexion, a large private equity held chemical company.
Vice President, Human Resources
Brian Walker will join Unifrax as Vice President, Human Resources. Brian comes to Unifrax with over 20 years of global human resources experience. Brian was most recently the Senior Vice President – Human Resources for Sally Beauty, a $4 Billion consumer product retailer. Prior to joining Sally Beauty, Brian held numerous Human Resource leadership roles at Kimberly Clark and Walmart, including VP-HR for Kimberly Clark International, VP-HR for Walmart Asia, and Senior Director – Walmart International Labor Relations and Mobility. Brian has lived and worked in the US, Mexico, Canada, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, and Argentina.
Vice President, Product Stewardship and Compliance
Joseph Kuchera, Vice President Human Resources of Unifrax, has been appointed as Vice President Product Stewardship and Compliance. Joe will be responsible for ensuring that Unifrax products meet or exceed regulatory requirements and will work with customers and partners to promote the safe use of products. As part of that responsibility, Joe will lead Unifrax’s “Ceramic Fiber Advisory Board”, an independent, multi-disciplinary panel of external experts who provide Unifrax advice regarding technical, scientific and legal matters. Joe will also be responsible for corporate compliance programs and will lead interactions with industry associations, regulatory agencies and other government entities.
In his statements, John Dandolph commented, “Tony Greene has a track record of driving growth and cost reduction in public and private companies through organic activities and acquisitions. Tony’s experience and skills are well aligned with the needs of the company today and in the future. Brian Walker comes to Unifrax with a breadth of global HR experience in large and mid-sized companies. I am confident Brian will help us advance our Human Resource capabilities and leverage global best practices to ensure that Unifrax has the right talent and culture to progress our objectives.” Dandolph further added, “I am excited to have Joe Kuchera in this newly created role as we continue our focus on product stewardship and corporate compliance. Product Safety and Compliance are at the heart of our Unifrax company values. As we have grown, there has been an emerging need for dedicated leadership in this area. I am excited to have these three outstanding leaders take on their new roles.”
About Unifrax: Unifrax I LLC is a leading global supplier of specialty products that are used in many industrial, filtration, automotive and fire protection applications where they save energy, reduce pollution, and improve fire safety. The Company has 26 manufacturing facilities in the United States, Europe, the Middle East, Russia, Asia, South Africa and Latin America and employs approximately 2,300 people worldwide. Additional information about Unifrax can be found at www.unifrax.com.
Deborah L. Myers
Manager, Global Marketing Communications, Unifrax I LLC