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GCP Applied Technologies Appoints Craig A. Merrill as CFO

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Aug. 04, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- GCP Applied Technologies Inc. (NYSE:GCP), a leading global provider of construction products technologies, today announced that Craig A. Merrill has been appointed as the Company’s permanent Chief Financial Officer, effective immediately. Mr. Merrill has served as GCP’s Interim CFO since October 2019.

Randy Dearth, GCP’s President and Chief Executive Officer, said, “We are pleased to name Craig as our permanent CFO. I am confident that Craig is the right person to help us continue driving the positive changes we have achieved in GCP over the past year, and I look forward to continuing to work together to improve performance across our businesses and enhance value for our shareholders.”

Mr. Merrill said, “I’m honored to be taking on the CFO role on a permanent basis. I look forward to continuing to work with Randy, the GCP leadership team and Board, and the finance organization to continue to enhance our financial objectives, increase shareholder value and position the Company for long-term success.”

About Craig A. Merrill

Craig Merrill has served as GCP’s Interim Chief Financial Officer since October 2019. He brings 30 years of experience in the global construction products and specialty chemicals industries, having begun his career at W.R. Grace & Co. in 1990. Mr. Merrill joined GCP as Vice President & General Manager, Global Cement and Emerging Markets following the Company’s separation from W.R. Grace & Co. in 2016. Prior to being named Interim CFO, Mr. Merrill also held roles as Vice President, Global Marketing and Vice President, Finance, Analytics and Strategy at GCP. Previously, at W.R. Grace & Co., he served as Vice President & General Manager in the Specialty Construction Chemicals. Mr. Merrill received a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Toronto.

About GCP Applied Technologies

GCP is a leading global provider of construction products technologies that include additives for cement and concrete, the VERIFI in-transit concrete management system, high-performance waterproofing products, and specialty systems. GCP products have been used to build some of the world’s most renowned structures. More information is available at

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