CARY, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Gareth McAllister has been named President Asia-Pacific (APAC) Region of LORD Corporation, a global leader in vibration and motion control technologies, sensing systems, adhesives and coatings.
Gareth previously served as the Regional Director of China where he focused on commercial excellence and technical support through driving the culture to achieve greater customer engagement. This resulted in double digit growth and many new business wins. Gareth will bring this focus to his new role. He sees partnering with customers to achieve commercial excellence as the way forward in the APAC region. “We want to support our customers in growing their business as this achieves a win-win for us all.”
“Gareth’s experience, accomplishments and business acumen make him the best choice to lead our APAC region,” said Ed Auslander, president and CEO of LORD Corporation. “Our presence in the APAC region has grown steadily over the past 5 years with additions of technical, production, and commercial staff. Gareth is well poised to lead this region and drive additional innovation and growth.”
Gareth joined LORD in 2007 and has worked in a number of regional and global roles of increasing responsibility, including business management, operations, strategic alliances, and product management.
Prior to joining LORD, Gareth served in management positions with Arch Chemicals, Henkel KGaA, and Dow Chemicals. He has fulfilled business assignments in Switzerland, France, Italy, USA, and China, and he will be based in Hong Kong in his new leadership role. Gareth holds a Bachelor of Chemical Engineering degree from University College Dublin and an Executive MBA from University College Cork.
Gareth succeeds Becky Williams, who will continue her career at the company as president of the company’s Aerospace & Defense business. Under Williams’ leadership, the APAC region achieved major new customer wins in commercial aerospace, automotive and industrial customers.
About LORD Corporation
LORD Corporation is a diversified technology and manufacturing company developing highly reliable adhesives, coatings, motion management devices, and sensing technologies that significantly reduce risk and improve product performance. For more than 90 years, LORD has worked in collaboration with our customers to provide innovative oil and gas, aerospace, defense, automotive and industrial solutions. With world headquarters in Cary, N.C., LORD has approximately 3,100 employees in 26 countries and operates 19 manufacturing facilities and 10 R&D centers worldwide. LORD actively promotes STEM education and many other community engagement initiatives. For more information, visit www.lord.com.