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CAMBRIDGE, Mass., March 19, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- GCP Applied Technologies Inc. (NYSE:GCP), a leading global provider of construction products technologies, announced today that James E. Thompson has been appointed to the position of Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary effective April 8, 2019.
Thompson brings over 30 years of legal leadership experience to GCP. He will lead the company’s global legal team and oversee all aspects of legal strategy, corporate governance, compliance, commercial transactions, intellectual property, and government relations.
“We are pleased to welcome James to GCP as our new General Counsel,” said Gregory E. Poling, GCP’s Chief Executive Officer. “His exceptional track record, business acumen and legal experience in complex global organizations make him a valuable addition to our leadership team.”
Thompson is currently Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer at Avon Products, Inc., a global beauty products company. Prior to that, he served for nine years as Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary at Chiquita Brands International, Inc. Prior to that, he was also Group Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary at McLeodUSA, a publicly-traded telecommunications company.
Thompson received his J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School and his bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan.
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About GCP Applied Technologies
GCP is a leading global provider of construction products technologies that include additives for cement and concrete, the VERIFI® in-transit concrete management system, high-performance waterproofing products, and specialty systems. GCP products have been used to build some of the world’s most renowned structures. More information is available at www.gcpat.com.