Ed Lonergan, Senior Advisor, joined New Mountain in 2017. He serves 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 nearly 40 years of sales and general management experience with global consumer and business to business products companies, and possesses extensive turnaround experience. Prior to assuming the Zep, Inc. role in July, 2015, he served as President & CEO of Chiquita Brands International, Inc. from October, 2012 through the sale and privatization of the company in January, 2015. Previously, he served as President & CEO of Diversey, Inc. from February, 2006 until the sale of the company in October, 2011. 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.
Mr. Lonergan received his B.A. in Political Science from Union College, Schenectady, NY, in 1981. He currently serves on the Boards of Owens Corning and the Schwan Food Company.