Edward Lonergan is a veteran executive with unparalleled leadership experience over a 40-year career in global consumer and commercial businesses. With decades of high impact sales and general management experience, Mr. Lonergan possesses expertise and a strong track record across all company lifecycle stages.
Mr. Lonergan has served as the Executive Chairman of Zep. Inc. since July 2015 and as Chairman of DRB Systems since October 2017. He also serves on the board of Owens Corning (NYSE: OC), and is a Senior Advisor at New Mountain Capital. Previously, he served as President & CEO of Chiquita Brands International, Inc., providing leadership through the sale and privatization of the company in January 2015. He was President & CEO of Diversey, Inc. from 2006 until the sale of the company in October, 2011. Mr. Lonergan served as President, Europe for Gillette from May, 2002 to January, 2006. He was employed from 1981 to April, 2002 by the Procter & Gamble Company, where he held a variety of leadership positions both domestically and internationally, including general management roles in customer business development and in emerging markets.
Mr. Lonergan received his B.A. in Political Science from Union College, Schenectady, NY, in 1981. He currently serves on the Boards of Owens Corning and the Schwan Food Company.