SK Capital Partners has named George Gregory as senior director. Most recently, he was president and CEO of HMT LLC.
New York, NY – November 24, 2020 – SK Capital Partners, LP, a private investment firm focused on the specialty materials, chemicals and pharmaceuticals sectors, today announced it will be expanding its team with the addition of George Gregory as Senior Director.
Mr. Gregory has over 30 years of experience in the chemicals and adjacent sectors, leading businesses with sales ranging from $250 million to nearly $2.5 billion. Most recently, he served as President and CEO of HMT LLC, a provider of engineered products and services for the above-ground storage tank industry. Prior to HMT LLC, Mr. Gregory was the President and CEO of Kraton Polymers LLC, a global supplier of specialized polymers, and KoSa, B.V., a leading producer of polyester resins, fibers, and intermediates. He earlier held various positions with Koch Industries, Inc., including EVP of Koch Chemicals and Managing Director of Koch Equities. Mr. Gregory began his career as a chemist for DuPont. He holds an A.B. in Chemistry, summa cum laude, from Harvard College and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.
Jamshid Keynejad, Co-Founder and Managing Director at SK Capital commented, “George is a proven talent who brings decades of experience as a business leader in the chemicals sector to SK Capital. As a three-time CEO of private equity-owned portfolio companies, George has consistently transformed industrial businesses into high performing organizations, an approach that is central to SK Capital’s strategy of ownership.”
“SK Capital has had success by focusing on a few sectors and bringing both investing expertise and operating know-how to each of their investments,” said Mr. Gregory. “I am excited to be part of their team and I look forward to helping drive continued success in the future.”
Barry Siadat, Co-Founder and Managing Director of SK Capital, added, “We are delighted that George is joining SK Capital, and are confident he will bring differentiated skills and perspectives to the firm. His deep operating experience will continue to enhance SK Capital’s position as a leading transformative investor in our industry.”
ABOUT SK CAPITAL
SK Capital is a private investment firm with a disciplined focus on the specialty materials, chemicals and pharmaceuticals sectors. The firm seeks to build strong and growing businesses that create substantial long-term value. SK Capital utilizes its industry, operating and investment experience to identify opportunities to transform businesses into higher performing organizations with improved strategic positioning, growth and profitability as well as lower operating risk. SK Capital’s portfolio of businesses generates revenues in excess of $8.5 billion annually, employs more than 11,000 people globally and operates 105 plants in 26 countries. The firm currently has approximately $4.8 billion of assets under management. For more information, please visit www.skcapitalpartners.com.