Meridian Adhesives Group has appointed Wayne Byrne as its new chief financial officer.  Byrne will be responsible for leading Meridian’s finance, treasury, accounting, and IT operations, as well as developing and executing financial strategies that support the company’s global growth objectives.

“I am extremely pleased to have Wayne joining Meridian as an executive thought partner,” said Daniel Pelton, CEO. “Wayne’s extensive background in the specialty chemicals space will play an important role in the continued success of our organization, and I am looking forward to his expertise as we push forward our customer-focused mission.”

Byrne steps into this role with more than 30 years of leadership experience in financial and operational roles within the industrial and specialty material markets.

Byrne has a proven track record as EVP/chief financial officer for several private equity companies, including Emerald Performance Materials, Royal Adhesives and Sealants, Quest Specialty Chemicals, and Duraline Holdings. His broad experience in international integrations will play an important role as Meridian extends its footprint globally.

Byrne holds a master of business administration from the University of Florida and a bachelor of science in business administration in Finance from the University of Central Florida.

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