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Gerard A. Loftus

Sector: Specialty Manufacturing (Specialty Chemicals)

Board Member, Quest Specialty Chemicals

Experience: Gerry has over 30 years of industry experience.  With Huron’s support, Gerry co-founded Quest Specialty Chemicals in 2003 and served as CFO and COO until 2012, and served on its Board of Directors for ten years. 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.

Previously, Gerry served as Division President of Sovereign Specialty Chemicals.  Gerry has also served as General Manager for BF Goodrich Adhesive Systems Division and has held various business management, sales and marketing, and financial positions within BF Goodrich Specialty Chemicals and Tremco.  Some of Gerry’s areas of expertise include acquisition integration, profit improvement, financial systems, organizational development, and strategic sales initiatives.

Education: B.A. from Ohio University; Masters in Accounting from Cleveland State University; CPA.

Huron Board Affiliations:  Gerry served as a Director of Quest Specialty Chemicals.

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