McBride ropes in American Jeffrey Nodland as new chairman
Cleaning, household and hygiene products contract manufacturer McBride announced on Friday that Jeffrey Nodland would be its new chairman.
The London-listed firm said on 4 October that John Coleman had decided to step down as a director and chairman following the annual general meeting on 22 October.
It said Nodland would become chairman-elect with immediate effect, having joined the board as a non-executive director in June, adding that he would work closely with Coleman to ensure a smooth transition of his responsibilities, and will formally succeed him as chairman following the annual general meeting.
McBride’s directors said Nodland had “extensive experience” in consumer chemicals manufacturing businesses, including both private label and contract manufacturing activities.
He was most recently president and chief executive officer of KIK Custom Products, which it described as one of North America's largest independent manufacturers of consumer packaged goods, where between February 2008 and January 2019 he led the turnaround and growth of the business both organically and via acquisition.
Previously, Nodland had held senior positions at speciality chemical businesses including Hexion Speciality Chemicals, McWhorter Technologies and the Valspar Corporation, with responsibility for activities at a number of speciality chemical plants in western and central Europe, including the UK, Belgium, Italy and Germany.
He was currently an independent non-executive director of EcoSynthetix, a developer and manufacturer of bio-based polymers for the wood composite and paper industry, which is listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange, as well as a board member of Augsburg University, Minneapolis.
Nodland is a United States citizen.
“"I am honoured to take the role of non-executive chairman of McBride,” said Jeffrey Nodland.
“The company has a rich history of manufacturing excellent products for the European retail market.
“We are excited about the group's future prospects and I look forward to working with a talented leadership team and our dedicated employees.”