Timothy O’Brien has served as a director since November 16, 2018. He serves on the Nominating & Corporate Governance Committee of our Board of Directors.
Mr. O’Brien has served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Wilsonart Engineered Surfaces since January 2013, where he leads all aspects of the $1.2B, 4,500+ employee global enterprise. Prior to joining Wilsonart, Mr. O’Brien served as Vice President and General Manager of SABIC Innovative Plastic, responsible for the engineering resins business in the Americas and Europe. SABIC Innovative Plastics, a business unit of Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (“SABIC”), was founded in 2007 with the acquisition of GE Plastics.
Prior to SABIC, Mr. O’Brien began his career at General Electric as a Sales Representative for GE Lighting. Throughout his 24-year career at GE, he also held roles of increasing responsibility in Sales, Production Management and General Management, including Vice President of Sales and Distribution Operations for the Asia Pacific, based in Singapore. Mr. O’Brien ultimately served as Senior Vice President for Commercial Finance with GE Capital until 2003, running a global computer leasing business.
Mr. O’Brien earned his Bachelor’s Degree from Northeastern University in Massachusetts and his MBA from Baldwin Wallace College in Ohio.