CEO Industrial Manufacturing: Inorganic & Organic Growth | Continuous Operational Improvement | Global Business Dev
BSE IOE ‘88
Kevin M. Gilligan most recently served as CEO and board member for Appvion, a specialty paper manufacturer. He was named to the position in 2015 after serving as president of Appvion’s paper division since he joined the company in 2014.
Prior to joining Appvion, Mr. Gilligan served as vice president, global operations for H.B. Fuller Company since 2012. H.B. Fuller is a global specialty chemical company focused on adhesives. During his 20-year career with H.B. Fuller, Mr. Gilligan also served as region vice president for Asia Pacific based in Shanghai; general manager of H.B. Fuller Window; North American operations director; e-commerce director; product line manager; and plant manager. He began his career as a manufacturing engineer for Texas Instruments and as a consultant for IDMA in Krakow, Poland.
Mr. Gilligan earned an MBA in marketing and operations management from Indiana University and a bachelor’s degree in industrial and operations engineering from the University of Michigan.