Joe has been leading a London-based multinational manufacturing company with 74 sites in 24 countries, as a principle in the TPG-controlled Vita Group, formerly a FTSE 250 listed PLC (British Vita). He is a member of the four person board of directors of the Vita Group's parent company and also a member of the boards of 29 Vita Group companies, acting as chairman in the more important subsidiaries.
With broad international experience in global industrial companies and cultures, Joe is a senior executive who has made rapid successful transitions in different countries, industries, and technologies. He previously held various senior international executive roles at Saint-Gobain, including chairman, CEO and director roles in various subsidiary companies.
With his strong strategic analysis abilities with extensive business portfolio management experience, Joe has been able to identify, close and integrate multiple acquisitions and divestiture management.
A graduate from Washington & Jefferson College with a BA in Chemistry (1972). Joe also holds an MBA from the University of Pittsburgh (1973). Throughout his career, Joe has enjoyed coaching and developing people.