Chairman, Quest Specialty Chemicals
Experience: Fred has 39 years of specialty chemical industry experience. With Huron’s support, Fred co-founded Quest Specialty Chemicals in 2003 and served as CEO until 2012 and its Chairman until 2014. From 2003 until Huron’s exit in 2011, Quest grew from an idea on paper to $125 million in revenues through a combination of acquisitions and organic growth, and to $300 million by the end of 2014.
Previously, Fred served as the founder and Chief Executive Officer at Royal Adhesives and was a Division President of Sovereign Specialty Chemicals. Also, Fred has served as President of K.J. Quinn & Co., Business Unit Manager of Morton International Thermoplastic Polyurethanes. Fred was a Board Member of the American Coatings Association and recipient of its 2014 Industry Statesman Award.
Education: B.S. and M.B.A. from the University of Southern California.
Huron Board Affiliations: Fred has served as a Director of Optimum Plastics and Quest Specialty Chemicals.