Ed Lonergan, Senior Advisor, joined New Mountain in January, 2017. Mr. Lonergan has served as Executive Chairman of portfolio company Zep Inc., since 2015 and as Chairman of portfolio company DRB Systems from 2017 through its sale in 2021. 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 Chief Executive Officer of Chiquita Brands International, Inc. from 2012 until the privatization of the company in 2015. He served as Chief Executive Officer of Diversey, Inc., from 2006 through the sale of the company in 2011. Prior to Diversey, Mr. Lonergan served as President, Europe for Gillette from 2002 to 2006. He was employed from 1981 to 2002 by the Procter & Gamble Company, where he held a variety of leadership positions both domestically and internationally. He currently serves on the Board of Owens Corning. He has previously served on the boards of the Schwan Foods Company and Socati.
Mr. Lonergan received his B.A. in Political Science from Union College, Schenectady, NY, in 1981.