Mr. Budd is the Chief Financial Officer. He earned a B.S. in Accounting from St. Peter’s University, is a Certified Public Accountant, and is a member of the AICPA and the New Jersey Society of CPAs. Joe has over 30 years of domestic and international finance experience with large and small chemical manufacturers. The large majority of his career was with National Starch & Chemical Company, where he spent 21 years. During that time, Joe held a wide variety of leadership positions at both the corporate and business levels. In the corporate roles, Joe led the finance and accounting for National’s B2B international businesses. He then transitioned to the operational side where he supported business units ranging in size from $100M to $750M. As CFO of these divisions, Joe partnered with the leadership teams to drive sales growth through innovation, margin improvement, cost optimization and improved cash flow. He has also executed a good number of acquisitions. Most recently, Joe was the VP Finance for Elementis Specialties, a publicly-traded company on the London Stock Exchange, and the Chief Financial Officer of Reagent Chemical & Research, Inc., a sizable family-owned business.