PEARL RIVER, N.Y. — Hudson Technologies Inc. announced the appointment of Kenneth Gaglione to the company’s newly created role of vice president - operations. Gaglione most recently served as global marketing director for aftermarket refrigerants at Honeywell International, Fluorine Products group.
Gaglione has nearly thirty years’ experience in marketing and sales in various industries within the public and private sectors, both developing new markets and managing growth of mature businesses. At Honeywell, his primary focus was the refrigerant sector, where he was responsible for the profitable growth of the global aftermarket business, including product management, demand planning, pricing strategy, process efficiency, and new product commercialization. Before joining Honeywell, Gaglione attained extensive experience marketing and developing advanced electronic packaging materials with the Rohm and Haas Electronic Materials division and as part of Ciba-Geigy’s Photopolymers division. Gaglione received a B.S. in Chemistry from the State University of New York and an MBA in Marketing from the University of California, Irvine.
“We are pleased to welcome Ken to our company as an integral part of our management team,” said Brian F. Coleman, president and CEO of Hudson Technologies. “Ken brings over thirty years of experience in strategic planning, marketing, and product management. He joins Hudson at an exciting time in our growth and we very much look forward to leveraging his deep experience as we continue to grow our business.”
Hudson Technologies Inc. also announced the appointment of Kathleen L. Houghton as an executive officer of the company. Houghton has served as Hudson’s vice president – sales and marketing since May 2019. She joined the company in November of 2014 as director of marketing.
Houghton has more than 25 years of marketing experience within industrial manufacturing companies. Her previous roles include 16 years with Kidde-Fenwal/United Technologies, including director of Marketing Global Suppression. Other prior positions include vice president, Marketing at C&M Corporation, and vice president, Sales & Marketing at Safety Hi-Tech USA. Houghton holds an MBA from Boston University as well as a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering (Hons) and a Bachelor of Commerce (Marketing) from Monash University in Australia.
“During her time with Hudson, Kate has played an integral role in the development and implementation of the Company’s sales and marketing strategies and initiatives,” said Coleman. “We believe she brings valuable experience and perspective to her expanded role as a member of the executive management team, and we look forward to her continued contributions to the growth and success of our organization.”