W. R. Grace & Co. has named Adam Grose president of the Specialty Construction Chemicals business anchoring GCP Applied Technologies Inc.—the Cambridge, Mass.-based entity to be formed through an early-2016 spinoff of the Construction Products segment and Darex Packaging Technologies.
He will lead a business providing products and services to the concrete and cement markets globally. Grose has served for three years as vice president and general manager of Grace Construction Products’ Asia operations and, since 2013, in those same capacities with the company’s Discovery Sciences business. Prior to Grace he held senior leadership positions with Thermo Fisher Scientific, Invensys Controls (Schneider Electric) and General Electric.
“Leading the cement and concrete products business is essential to maintaining our leadership in these sectors and to achieving our growth goals,” says GCP Applied Technology’s designated President and CEO Gregory Poling. “Grose has a proven ability to lead global teams, introduce new products, and create opportunities in new geographic markets.”
GCP Applied Technologies will have customers in more than 110 countries, operations on six continents, and a team of 2,500 employees. Through knowledge and service excellence, officials contend, it will provide premier specialty construction chemicals and building materials for many of the world’s most renowned structures, plus packaging technologies for the best-known consumer brands.
Columbia, Md.-based W.R. Grace announced in February 2015 a planned split into two public companies: a) the namesake business encompassing petroleum and chemical processing-driven Catalysts and Materials Technologies; and, then-New Grace, subsequently GCP Applied Technologies, over the Construction Products and Darex Packaging operations.
EUCLID SHAPES KEY ACCOUNT GROUP
Cleveland-based Euclid Chemical Co. has announced the transition of Nick Adams to vice president of Segment Sales and Warren McPherson to a new position, manager of High Performance Flooring Systems. Both report to Vice President of Sales Rusty Maglionico and join the Key Account Group, which cultivates and manages agreements with national admixture and construction products customers.
Adams’ responsibilities include managing relationships with major contractors and securing private label opportunities. He will also coordinate efforts with national groups to negotiate agreements with large, national heavy/civil contractors.
With years of experience as a contractor, Euclid Chemical regional manager and American Concrete Institute flatwork technician proctor, McPherson is positioned to launch an extended joint spacing program. He will be responsible for training flatwork contractors to reduce control joints in interior slab-on-grade projects and assist in related sales efforts. McPherson has been involved in concrete design, production and finishing for more than 40 years; is an ACI Fellow and voting member on several ACI committees; and, serves as an ACI Flatwork Certification Program instructor in his home state of Michigan.