GCP Applied Technologies Elects Gerald G. Colella To Board of Directors

May 04, 2017

GCP Applied Technologies Elects Gerald G. Colella To Board of Directors

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., May 04, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- GCP Applied Technologies Inc. (NYSE:GCP) announced today that Gerald G. Colella has been elected to its Board of Directors. His election increases the board from seven to eight members.

Ronald C. Cambre, Chairman of GCP’s Board of Directors said, “We are very pleased to add a member with Jerry’s broad leadership experience to our board. His successful operating record in the scientific and technical instrumentation industry will offer us valuable insights as we reposition GCP to a construction products and technologies company, and execute on the many growth opportunities in our pipeline.”

Mr. Colella is currently Chief Executive Officer, President, and a Director of MKS Instruments, Inc. a global provider of instruments, subsystems and process control solutions. He had been MKS' President and Chief Operating Officer since February 2013, after serving as Vice President and Chief Operating Officer from January 2010 to February 2013, and as Vice President and Chief Business Officer from April 2005 to January 2010.  Prior roles included Acting Vice President, PRG Products; Vice President, Global Business and Service Operations; and a number of positions within materials planning and logistics.

About GCP Applied Technologies
GCP Applied Technologies is a leading global provider of products and technology solutions for customers in the specialty construction chemicals, specialty building materials, and packaging sealants and coatings industries. Our products help improve the performance of our customers’ products, increase productivity in their application or manufacturing processes, and meet the increasing regulatory requirements impacting their industry. GCP has approximately 3,000 employees on six continents, and serves customers in more than 110 countries. More information is available at www.gcpat.com.

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