Kevin Holland Appointed Chief Human Resources Officer For GCP Applied Technologies Inc.

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Jan. 03, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- GCP Applied Technologies Inc. (NYSE:GCP) announces that Kevin Holland has been appointed Chief Human Resources Officer to lead the company’s global human resources organization. He joins GCP’s senior leadership team as an officer of the company. This move follows an earlier announcement that William McCall, currently in the position, will retire in March.

GCP President and Chief Executive Officer Gregory Poling said, “Kevin brings extensive experience and a successful track record to lead our human resources team. This is a key strategic role, and is responsible for developing our people, hiring new talent, and creating leading-edge management programs to grow the company and further build our high-performance, innovative culture.”

Holland comes to GCP from BrightStar Corporation, a $12 billion mobile technology services company, where he held the role of Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resource Officer. Prior positions included leadership roles at several major companies including Chiquita Brands International, Molson Coors Brewing Company, and FedEx/Kinko’s.

Holland earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from the University of Rhode Island. He later served in the U. S. Army and achieved the rank of Captain.

About GCP Applied Technologies

GCP Applied Technologies is a leading global provider of products and technology solutions for customers in the specialty construction chemicals, specialty building materials, and packaging sealants and coating industries. Our products help improve the performance of our customers’ products, increase productivity in their application or manufacturing processes, and meet the increasing regulatory requirements impacting their industry. GCP has approximately 3,000 employees on six continents, and serves customers in more than 110 countries. More information is available at

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