Ed Lonergan, Senior Advisor, joined New Mountain in January, 2017. Mr. Lonergan has served as Executive Chairman of portfolio company Zep Inc., since July, 2015 and as Chairman of portfolio company DRB Systems since October, 2017. Mr. Lonergan has substantial experience in global consumer and business to business products companies, and possesses extensive turnaround experience. Prior to joining Zep Inc., Mr. Lonergan served as Director, President and Chief Executive Officer of Chiquita Brands International, Inc. from October 2012 until the privatization of the company in January, 2015. He served as Director, President and Chief Executive Officer of Diversey, Inc., from February 2006 through the sale of the company to Sealed Air Corporation in October, 2011. Prior to Diversey, Mr. Lonergan served as President, Europe for Gillette from May 2002 to January 2006. He was employed from 1981 to April 2002 by the Procter & Gamble Company, where he held a variety of leadership positions both domestically and internationally, including general management roles in customer business development and in emerging markets. He currently serves on the Boards of Owens Corning and The Schwan Food Company.
Mr. Lonergan received his B.A. in Political Science from Union College, Schenectady, NY, in 1981.