Meet the Leadership Team

John Meccia

President & CEO

 

Mr. Meccia is the President & CEO of CMS Technology, Inc.  He was previously Global Vice President of Paper Converting and Graphic Arts for Henkel Corporation, one of the world’s largest chemical companies (~50,000 employees in approximately 120 countries).  Mr. Meccia has over 30 years of experience leading sales, marketing, manufacturing and technical operations at the corporate and international level.  Prior to Henkel, he was with National Starch and Chemical, where he directed the North American Paper Packaging business and created a start-up service consulting business.  Mr. Meccia has also served as a Senior Executive for Research and Development and Field Technical Solutions and has extensive overseas manufacturing management experience.  Mr. Meccia has served as a board member for the Adhesives and Sealants Council.  He earned a B.S. Degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Illinois.

Joe Budd

Chief Financial Officer

 

Mr. Budd is the Chief Financial Officer of CMS.  He earned a B.S. in Accounting from St. Peter’s University, is a Certified Public Accountant, and is a member of the AICPA and the New Jersey Society of CPA’s.  Joe has over 30 years of domestic and international finance experience with large and small chemical manufacturers.  The large majority of his career was with National Starch & Chemical Company, where he spent 21 years.  During that time, Joe held a wide variety of leadership positions at both the Corporate and Business levels.  In the Corporate roles, Joe led the finance and accounting for National’s $2b international businesses.  He then transitioned to the operational side where he supported business units ranging in size from $100m to $750m.  As CFO of these divisions, Joe partnered with the leadership teams to drive sales growth through innovation, margin improvement, cost optimization and improved cash flow.  He has also executed a good number of acquisitions.  Most recently, Joe was the VP Finance for Elementis Specialties, a publically traded company on the London Stock Exchange, and the Chief Financial Officer of Reagent Chemical & Research, Inc., a sizable family owned business.

Ingrid Cole

VP of Research, Development & Innovation

 

Ms. Cole is the Vice President of Research, Development and Innovation. She holds a BS in Chemistry and MS in Material Science and Engineering from the University of Florida.  Ingrid has over 24 years of R&D, technical service and innovation management experience in the specialty chemical industry. She was previously the Vice President and Global Innovation Portfolio Manager for Henkel’s Consumer Packaging and Construction business. In this role she managed a +200M€ innovation portfolio and implemented a new product development and project management process to improve execution and speed to market. Prior to her role in Innovation she was the Vice President of Technical Customer Service for North America at Henkel and National Starch and Chemical Company. Ingrid also has a background in R&D, developing adhesives across multiple technologies and applications. She holds seven patents for novel adhesives utilized in the food and consumer packaging business.

Francis Dautreuil

VP of Technical Services & Innovation

 

Mr. Dautreuil is the Vice President of Technical Services & Innovation.  He holds a B.S. in chemical engineering from University of Louisiana-Lafayette.  He has served the poultry industry for the past ten years and holds five industry-related patents. The CMS D3S, his latest patent, provides a new approach to enhanced food safety & worker safety while reducing total cost ownership for poultry processors.  Francis spent fifteen years in engineering and operations management in specialty chemicals prior to his current role at CMS.

Jim Dietrich

VP of Sales & Operations

 

Mr. Dietrich is the Vice President of Sales & Operations.  He earned a B.S. in chemical engineering from Virginia Tech and a MBA from Penn State University.  He has specialty chemical experience in technical, sales and marketing roles for the past fourteen years at National Starch & Chemical and Henkel Corporation.  He previously was named national sales executive of the year for National Starch & Chemical and ran the largest business segment within the North American Paper Converting business of Henkel.

Ron Shapira

VP of Strategic Development & Administration

 

Mr. Shapira leads CMS Technology’s focus on strategic partnerships to enhance the firm’s focus on “Protecting Brands by Protecting Lives”.  He also supports administrative efforts and leads key research activities to ensure CMS is constantly innovating and proactive when it comes to important food safety trends.  Previously, he worked in financial services for over 20 years including as CFO at Centurion Holdings where he advised clients (including CMS) on strategic, financial and operational issues.  He was a Director for a strategy group at Bank of America Merrill Lynch. Ron also worked directly for the Chairman & CEO and President & COO at UBS Wealth Management USA, and as an advisor on a Barron’s Top 100 wealth management team with $2 Billion in client assets.  Mr. Shapira is a CFA charter-holder, former CPA, and graduated cum laude from NYU’s undergraduate school of business.

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