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Chemicals executive joins SK Capital as Senior Director

SK Capital Partners, a private investment firm focused on the specialty materials, chemicals and pharmaceuticals sectors, has expanded its team with the appointment of George Gregory as Senior Director.

Gregory has over 30 years of experience in the chemicals and adjacent sectors, leading businesses with sales ranging from USD250 million to nearly USD2.5 billion. Most recently, he served as President and CEO of HMT LLC, a provider of engineered products and services for the above-ground storage tank industry. Prior to HMT LLC, Gregory was the President and CEO of Kraton Polymers LLC, a global supplier of specialised polymers, and KoSa, BV, a leading producer of polyester resins, fibres, and intermediates.  He earlier held various positions with Koch Industries, Inc, including EVP of Koch Chemicals and Managing Director of Koch Equities. Gregory began his career as a chemist for DuPont. He holds an AB in Chemistry, summa cum laude, from Harvard College and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
 
Jamshid Keynejad, Co-Founder and Managing Director at SK Capital, says: “George is a proven talent who brings decades of experience as a business leader in the chemicals sector to SK Capital. As a three-time CEO of private equity-owned portfolio companies, George has consistently transformed industrial businesses into high performing organisations, an approach that is central to SK Capital’s strategy of ownership.”
 
“SK Capital has had success by focusing on a few sectors and bringing both investing expertise and operating know-how to each of their investments,” says Gregory. “I am excited to be part of their team and I look forward to helping drive continued success in the future.”
 
Barry Siadat, Co-Founder and Managing Director of SK Capital, adds: “We are delighted that George is joining SK Capital, and are confident he will bring differentiated skills and perspectives to the firm.  His deep operating experience will continue to enhance SK Capital’s position as a leading transformative investor in our industry.”

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