Houston, Texas (August 24, 2015) – GSE announces today that Mr. Mark Leigh will join GSE on August 24th as the President of the Americas. This completes a strategic reorganization and realignment of each global region that began last year with the appointments of Paul Firrell as President of Europe, Middle East, & Africa and Peter McCourt as President of Asia-Pacific.
Mark brings a 30-year career with more than 10 years of P&L leadership experience within the manufacturing industry. In his role at GSE, Mark will have full P&L responsibility for GSE’s financial and operational performance across the Americas.
Prior to joining GSE, Mark served as Senior Vice President for the Americas for Orion Engineered Carbons S.A. Orion Engineered Carbons is a public company listed on the NYSE. It is the third largest producer of carbon black globally, supplying the largest tire and rubber customers, as well as plastics, printing ink, coatings and a variety of specialty applications. Mark had P&L responsibility for $650m in revenue. Prior to Orion, Mark held several VP positions in operations, marketing, and sales where he achieved significant growth for the company.