Updated on 10 March 2014
Singapore: Avantor Performance Materials, a global manufacturer and supplier of high-performance chemistries, has appointed Mr. Richard Gaynor as chief financial officer.
Mr. Gaynor brings 30 years of global finance experience to his new role at Avantor. Most recently, he served as CFO for GT Advanced Technologies, a global provider of polysilicon production technology and crystalline growth systems for the solar, LED and other specialty markets. Prior to joining GT, Mr. Gaynor served in various senior management positions with global, publicly traded technology and manufacturing companies, including Sonus Networks, Sycamore Networks, Evans and Sutherland Computer Corporation and Cabletron Systems.
"I am delighted to welcome Richard as a key member of our executive team," said Mr. Richard White, chief operating officer and interim CEO at Avantor. "Richard has a proven record of driving business growth and improving efficiency at multiple global enterprises."
"We are fortunate to have Richard join the company," says Mr. Raj Gupta, chairman of Avantor. "His industry knowledge and vast global finance experience will be essential in helping Avantor meet its aggressive growth objectives."
In his role as CFO, Gaynor will serve as Avantor's global Finance leader. He will oversee global accounting, financial reporting, tax, financial compliance and information technology functions.