Buckman Board Elects Three New Directors
MEMPHIS, TN – Bulab Holdings Inc. announced that its shareholders have elected three new members to its Board of Directors: Robert Buckman (Memphis), Jacqueline Welch (Washington, D.C. Metro) and Gregg Sutherland (Denver). James Shepherd of Vancouver, British Columbia, retired from the board after 12 years of service to the company.
Robert “Bob” Buckman’s career at Buckman spanned nearly 50 years including a previous tenure on the board. The son of the company’s founder, Stanley Buckman, Bob has held many positions at the company including CEO (1978-2000), Director and Chairman of the Board.
Welch is the Chief Human Resource Officer(CHRO) and Chief Diversity Officer (CDO) at Freddie Mac, and the first CHRO and CDO to sit on the Buckman board. She has more than 20 years of experience in HR, inclusion and diversity strategy and execution both as a consultant with Accenture and Willis Towers Watson (formerly Towers Perrin) and as a corporate executive at companies such as Turner Broadcasting System and Rock-Tenn Company.
Sutherland is a recently retired strategy-consulting partner with the global advisory firm Ernst & Young. During his 17 years with Ernst & Young, Sutherland assisted clients with the development of growth strategies and the design of operating models to support those strategies. His consulting work encompassed the chemical industry, including extensive work at Dow Chemical, and pulp and paper companies including Kimberly-Clark and International Paper. Sutherland has also served in executive roles for product development and strategy, including Senior Vice President of Strategy at Qwest Communications. He has served as a board member for Colorado Communications and Technology Professionals and Colorado Audubon Society.
"We are pleased to welcome each of these individuals to our Board of Directors," said Phil Shannon, Chairman of the Board of Bulab Holdings. "Bob, Jacqueline and Gregg each bring to the board unique experiences, skill sets and careers but more importantly they possess the energy, desire and commitment to help Buckman achieve its ambitious goals. Their backgrounds and track records of delivering exceptional results will be invaluable to Buckman’s future successes.”
Buckman operates regional manufacturing centers in six countries to support its offerings of specialty chemical-digital solutions along with technical services through 95 countries primarily to the pulp and paper, leather, water treatment and process chemical industries.