Thomas W. Loewald
Thomas Loewald was appointed a Director of the Company on October 24, 2017 and is Chair of the Compensation Committee and a member of the Governance Committee. Mr. Loewald recently joined ProAmpac, a $1 B private equity-owned flexible packaging company, as President of the Extrusion & Lamination Division, assuming a senior leadership role and becoming one of the primary management shareholders.
Previously, Mr. Loewald served as Senior Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer at Thermo Fisher Scientific, a recognized world leader in serving science and a highly effective industry consolidator, as well as Group President of the $1.6 B Laboratory Products Group. In his role as CCO, he was responsible for designing and leading Thermo Fisher’s commercial strategy and enterprise-spanning commercial resources. During a 14-year tenure with Thermo Fisher, Mr. Loewald played a key role in helping the company expand from a $3 B to a $20 B company. He had also served as the SVP and President of the company’s $3.7 B Analytical Instruments Group, held two Division President roles and was VP of Sales and Services for the Environmental Instruments Division. Prior to Thermo Fisher, Mr. Loewald led sales, marketing, and customer service for the $400 MM adhesives division of Tyco International. Prior to Tyco, he held a series of roles with General Electric’s Plastics and Materials businesses.
Mr. Loewald graduated cum laude from Middlebury College, majoring in Economics, and received an MBA from the Amos Tuck School at Dartmouth College. We believe his qualifications to sit on our Board of Directors include his broad global business experience in a wide range of industries from commodity to high growth, his strong strategic management and leadership skills, and his extensive record of success in leading business growth and excellence.