Meridian Adhesives Group, a manufacturer of high-value adhesive technologies, announced the appointment of Wayne Byrne as chief financial officer. Byrne steps into this role with more than 30 years of leadership experience in financial and operational roles within the industrial and specialty material markets.
“I am extremely pleased to have Wayne joining Meridian as an executive thought partner,” said Daniel Pelton, CEO of Meridian Adhesives Group. “Wayne’s extensive background in the specialty chemicals space will play an important role in the continued success of our organization, and I am looking forward to his expertise as we push forward our customer-focused mission.”
Byrne has a proven track record as EVP/Chief Financial Officer for several private equity companies, including Emerald Performance Materials, Royal Adhesives and Sealants, Quest Specialty Chemicals, and Duraline Holdings. In his new role, he will be responsible for leading Meridian’s finance, treasury, accounting, and IT operations, as well as developing and executing financial strategies that support the company’s global growth objectives.
Byrne’s broad experience in international integrations will also play an important role in Meridian’s expansion as the company extends its footprint globally.
“I am impressed with the strategies that Dan Pelton and the Meridian team have established to become a key provider of value-added adhesive solutions in the global marketplace,” said Byrne. “I am excited to work with the entire organization to build upon the successful foundation they have developed.”
Byrne holds an MBA from the University of Florida and a BSBA in Finance from the University of Central Florida.