Gerry Southwood


Employee, Global Excellence Deployment Leader, BU Functional Minerals, Clariant

Munich, Germany


Experience in the following areas: Engineering Management
Product Development
Product Launch
Marketing Management
R&D Portfolio Management
Business Line Management
Product Management
Sales Management
Business Process Reengineering/Internal Consulting
Supply Chain/Logistics
Six Sigma/Lean
Acquisitions and Divestitures
Technology Licensing
Indirect Channel Sales
Alliances/Joint Ventures/Toll Manufacturing
International Business Development
Project Management.


Professional experience for Gerry Southwood

  • Current 8 months, since Jan 2021

    Global Excellence Deployment Leader, BU Functional Minerals


  • Current 6 years and 5 months, since Apr 2015

    Global Head of Business Group Sediment Management


    Global new business launch.

  • 1 year and 9 months, Jul 2013 - Mar 2015

    Head of Sales, Functional Additives EMEA


    Leadership, business development and P&L responsibility for the EMEA Functional Additives business, which markets specialty bentonite, calcium carbonate and hydrotalcite products for application in the Beverage, Ceramics, Paint & Coatings, Plastics Additives, Civil Engineering, Detergents, Pulp & Paper and other Specialty markets.

  • 2 years, Jan 2012 - Dec 2013

    Head of Global Business Development, Business Line Water Treatment


  • 2 years and 11 months, Jan 2009 - Nov 2011

    Technical Director, EMEA

    Ashland Inc

  • 1 year and 11 months, Feb 2007 - Dec 2008

    Supply Chain Director, EMEA

    Hercules International GmbH

  • 1 year and 7 months, Aug 2005 - Feb 2007

    Head of Indirect Channel Sales

    Hercules International GmbH

  • 1 year and 7 months, Jan 2004 - Jul 2005

    Global Market and Business Unit Manager

    Hercules Incorporated

  • 1 year and 5 months, Aug 2002 - Dec 2003

    Regional Business Processes Manager

    Hercules Incorporated

  • 1 year and 7 months, Jan 2001 - Jul 2002

    Regional Business Development Manager, Regional Corporate Accounts Manager

    Hercules Incorporated

  • 2 years and 3 months, Oct 1998 - Dec 2000

    Business Development Manager, New Projects

    Hercules Ltd

  • In Transition

    In Transition

Educational background for Gerry Southwood

  • 2 years, Jan 1982 - Dec 1983

    Electrical & Electronics Engineering

    Vaal Triangle Technikon


  • English



Leadership of a business
commercial unit or other significant area of responsibility within a dynamic
innovative growth business.


Music (including playing drums)
football (soccer)
people development.

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