NEW YORK, NY (January 4, 2013) – Wilsonart International Holdings LLC announced the appointment ofTimothy J. O’Brien as President and Chief Executive Officer effective January 14, 2013. Mr. O’Brien, a former senior executive at SABIC Innovative Plastics, will also serve as a member of Wilsonart’s Board of Directors. At SABIC, Mr. O’Brien was responsible for the engineering resins business in the Americas and Europe. SABIC Innovative Plastics was founded in 2007 with the acquisition of GE Plastics by Saudi Basic Industries Corporation. He also served as General Manager of GE’s High Performance and Crystalline Polymers businesses, Senior Vice President for commercial finance computer leasing with GE Capital, and numerous management roles with GE Lighting where he began his GE career in 1985. Mr. O’Brien holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Northeastern University and an MBA from Baldwin Wallace College.
NEW YORK - October 31, 2012 - Clayton, Dubilier & Rice ("CD&R") today announced the close of an investment in Wilsonart International Holding, LLC ("Wilsonart"), formerly ITW's Decorative Surfaces business. ITW retains an ongoing ownership stake in the new, independent company.