J.M. Huber Corp. named Gretchen W. McClain has as President & CEO through a unanimous vote of the Huber Board of Directors. McClain succeeds Mike Marberry, who is retiring after a 25-year career with Huber, including 13 years as President & CEO.
“I am extremely excited to be the next Chief Executive Officer of this high-performing company,” says McClain, who has served as a member of Huber’s Corporate Board of Directors since 2016. “This family-owned enterprise is in a phase of its development that we like to describe as ‘Prosperity with a Purpose.’ The commitment of the Huber family shareholders to both economic and social value echoes my deep belief in leading businesses by ‘doing well’ and ‘doing good.’ Guided by the Huber Principles and with the participation of our employees globally, our innovative portfolio of businesses will continue to serve customers and support the communities where we operate as we together create the Huber of tomorrow.”
McClain has held a diverse range of leadership roles over her career, including the founding CEO of Xylem Inc.—an S&P 500 global water technology company with almost $4 billion in revenue—and Deputy Associate Administrator for NASA’s International Space Station.
Marberry comments, “Huber is poised for successful journey ahead, and Gretchen is the right leader to guide the enterprise to its next pinnacle of achievements. She genuinely appreciates the unique aspects of Huber, and she is passionate about keeping the company strongly aligned with the family’s long-term aspirations.”
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