James F. Gentilcore
James F. Gentilcore was elected to the Board of Directors in December 2013 and has since served on both the Audit & Finance Committee and the Management Development & Compensation Committee, serving as Committee Chairman of the latter since 2015. Mr. Gentilcore is currently the President and Chief Executive Officer of PQ Corporation, a performance chemicals and services company, where he is also a director. From April 2014 until July 2016, Mr. Gentilcore served as an Executive Advisor to CCMP Capital, a global private equity firm. He served as the Chief Executive Officer of Edwards Group Limited, a global industrial technology company, from March 2013 until January 2014 when Edwards Group was acquired by Atlas Copco AB.
Prior to March 2013, Mr. Gentilcore served on the Edward’s board of directors since December 2007. From January 2009, until its sale in March 2011, Mr. Gentilcore was the President, Chief Executive Officer and a director of EPAC Technologies Inc., a leader in supply chain automation for the book publishing industry. Prior to that, he was the Chief Executive Officer of Helix Technology Corporation and led its strategic merger with Brooks Automation, Inc. in 2005. He served as a director of KMG Chemicals, Inc. until December 2016 and continues to serve as a director for Milacron Holdings Corp., a global leader in the plastic technology and processing industry.
Mr. Gentilcore’s global experience includes several Asia-based joint ventures and acquisitions, as well as many U.S.-based technology acquisitions. He has significant experience in growing technology companies, mergers, and acquisitions in the public and private sector and post-merger integration. In all, he brings 40 years of technology industry leadership.
Mr. Gentilcore holds an M.B.A. from Lehigh University and a B.Sc. in Engineering from Drexel University.