Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Kevin Zugibe is the founder of the Company, and has been Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of the Company since its inception in 1991. From May 1987 to May 1994, Mr. Zugibe was employed as a power engineer with Orange and Rockland Utilities, Inc., a major public utility, where he was responsible for all HVAC applications. Mr. Zugibe is a licensed professional engineer, and from December 1990 to May 1994, he was a member of Kevin J. Zugibe & Associates, a professional engineering firm. Mr. Zugibe is the brother-in-law of Stephen P. Mandracchia.
President and Chief Operating Officer
Brian Coleman has been President and Chief Operating Officer of the Company since August 21, 2001 and served as Chief Financial Officer of the Company from May 1997 until December 2002. From June 1987 to May 1997, Mr. Coleman was employed by, and from July 1995 to May 1997, was a partner with BDO Seidman, LLP, the Company’s independent auditors.
Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Nat Krishnamurti joined the Company in September 2016 as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Krishnamurti has over two decades of experience in accounting, finance and operations in various industries within the public and private sectors, including PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, where he specialized in consumer and industrial products clients, and inVentiv Heath, Inc., a publicly-traded healthcare services company, where he spent 11 years holding positions of increased responsibility, including Chief Accounting Officer. Subsequently, Mr. Krishnamurti also served as Chief Financial Officer of two smaller, publicly-traded companies, Applied Minerals, Inc. and most recently at Interpace Diagnostics Group, Inc.
Vice President – Sales and Marketing
Mr. Harkins has been Vice President of Sales of the Company since December 2003. Mr. Harkins served as Vice President of Refrigerant Product Services (“RPS”) from October 2000 to December 2003 and has served in a variety of capacities since joining the Company in 1992. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Harkins served in the U.S. Army for 15 years attaining the rank of Staff Sergeant; he is a graduate of the U.S. Army Engineer School and the U.S. Army Chemical School.
Vice President – Legal and Regulatory
Stephen Mandracchia has been Vice President Legal and Regulatory of the Company since August 2003 and has been Secretary of the Company since April 1995. Mr. Mandracchia has served in a variety of capacities with the Company since 1993 including from November 2000 to August 2003 as Vice President of Operations. Mr. Mandracchia was a member of the law firm of Martin, Vandewalle, Donohue, Mandracchia & McGahan, Great Neck, New York until December 31, 1995 (having been affiliated with such firm since August 1983). Mr. Mandracchia is the brother in-law of Mr. Zugibe.
Director – Engineering
Joseph Longo received his Master of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from New Jersey Institute of Technology. Mr. Longo has been with the company since 1994 and currently is Director of Engineering. Prior to joining Hudson in 1994, Mr. Longo spent over 20 years as Assistant Vice President and Department Head of Engineering at Trojan Mechanical.
Director – Global Energy Services
Riyaz Papar is a Registered Professional Engineer (ME), a Certified Energy Manager and a Fellow ASHRAE. He has more than 25 years of experience in Industrial Energy Efficiency and Best Practices. He is a US DOE Steam Best Practices Senior Instructor and a Steam Qualified Specialist. Mr. Papar is also a Lead Energy Efficiency Expert for UNIDO. Prior to Hudson Technologies, Mr. Papar worked for Enron Energy Services, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and Energy Concepts Company. He has a Master of Science from the University of Maryland and Bachelor of Technology from the Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai.
Director – Sales and Marketing
Kate Houghton has over 21 years of marketing experience within industrial manufacturing companies. Her previous roles include 16 years of progressive responsibility at Kidde-Fenwal/United Technologies, most recently serving as Director of Marketing Global Suppression. Other prior positions include Vice President, Marketing at C&M Corporation and Vice President, Sales & Marketing at Safety Hi-Tech USA. Ms. Houghton holds an MBA from Boston University as well as a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering (Hons) and a Bachelor of Commerce (Marketing) from Monash University in Australia.