June 26, 2017
MacDermid Appoints Melanie Galloway as Senior Vice President and General Manager for the Graphics Solutions Business
ATLANTA, GA, USA – June 26, 2017: MacDermid Graphics Solutions, a division of MacDermid Performance Solutions, announced today the appointment of Melanie Galloway as Senior Vice President and General Manager, effective immediately.
Based in Atlanta, GA, Melanie is responsible for the global Graphics Solutions business and charged with leading the organization to continued success, providing innovative technology like LUX flat-top dots which enable flexo printers to increase print quality, improve print consistency and, at the same time, print more efficiently and reduce waste. With over 20 years of global commercial leadership and senior management experience, Melanie brings a wealth of knowledge to both MacDermid Graphics (MGS) and Performance Solutions (MPS).
Prior to joining MGS, Melanie began her career with FMC Corporation working for 8 years in commercial and management roles. Melanie then spent 12 years with Kemin Industries, a specialty chemicals manufacturer, in a series of senior management roles with increasing responsibilities, including the Global President of Kemin’s Food Technology business. Melanie also held the position of CEO for Universal Cold Storage and Pasteurization, a service company headquartered in Atlanta, offering high pressure processing and cold storage services for the food industry. Most recently, Melanie was the Global Director of Marketing and Strategy for J.M. Huber Corporation based in Atlanta.
“Melanie is a very dynamic, hands-on leader with a proven track record of success,” stated Scot Benson, President of MacDermid Performance Solutions. “She is a well-known and highly regarded sales and marketing executive with a wealth of experience leading global technology businesses. I am very happy to welcome Melanie to our management team.”
“I am incredibly excited about joining the MacDermid team,” said Galloway. “Their history and leadership in providing photopolymer and newspaper plate technology is extensive with a rich innovation pipeline to continue growth and advancements for our customers.”
Melanie earned a Master of Business Administration from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business and a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering and Pulp and Paper Technology from North Carolina State University. She resides in Atlanta with her husband and is an active member of the community involved in local boards and service organizations. In her position as MGS SVP and GM, she will be reporting to MPS President, Scot Benson.
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