Diversified CPC, a major producer and distributor of propellants, refrigerants, and speciality gas products in the US, has appointed David Burks as president and chief operating officer (COO).
In this new position, Burks will provide strategic leadership to continue DCPC’s success, direct future growth, and further sustainability initiatives.
As president, Burks will lead with the advisement of Bill Auriemma, who will continue as CEO. Auriemma has additional responsibilities for the cosmetic portfolio of businesses held by Sumitomo Corporation of Americas, which is the holding company of DCPC.
Burks joined the company in 2018 as executive vice-president and was promoted to COO in 2021. While serving as president, he will remain the executive leader of operations.
“I am honoured to take on this role and I am excited about the prospects that lie ahead for our company,” commented Burks. “I look forward to working with the Diversified CPC team to identify and leverage opportunities that contribute to helping us achieve our strategic growth plan and align with our core values.”
Before joining DCPC, Burks spent 25 years at Worthington Industries, where he held key management roles in sales, commercial, and manufacturing operations. He has also served on several boards and industry trade groups and is currently on the Household and Commercial Products Association board of directors and the Alliance for Consumer Education board of trustees.
Auriemma added “David is a solid leader who will bolster growth within key markets that have increasing needs for high-purity gases. He is committed to our core values, which include environmental, social and corporate governance. He is exceptionally qualified to further the evolution of our company.”
In the March/April issue of World Aerosols, we spoke with Burks and Auriemma about the importance of customer collaboration in propellant production.