Geosynthetics manufacturer emerged from Chapter 11 this year
Houston-based GSE Holdings Inc. (GSE) announced in a Nov. 19 press release that Robert Preston has been appointed the company’s CEO and president. He will also join the GSE board of directors as chairman.
Prior to joining GSE, Preston was CEO of Davis-Standard LLC, a company specializing in the production of extrusion systems for the plastics processing and other industries. He previously held senior positions at J.B. Poindexter, Eastman Chemical, and Honeywell International.
Preston succeeds Charles Sorrentino, who is retiring. The press release noted that Sorrentino led GSE as it emerged from Chapter 11 in August of this year.
“Chuck has done a terrific job stewarding GSE through a difficult time and positioning the company for future growth. We thank Chuck for his leadership and wish him the best,” said Antonio Miranda, managing director at Littlejohn & Co., a private investment firm that aided the GSE restructuring.
“I am extremely excited to partner with the team at GSE,” Preston said. “I am looking forward to leveraging my background to strengthen the companyâ€™s market position and help drive the next phase of growth.”
GSE is a global manufacturer and marketer of geosynthetic lining solutions, products, and services used in the containment and management of solids, liquids, and gases for organizations engaged in waste management, mining, water, wastewater, and aquaculture.