Board of Directors
Brian F. Coleman
Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer
Brian Coleman has been Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer since June 2020. Prior to that he was President and Chief Operating Officer of the Company from August, 2001 to May 2020 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.
Vincent P. Abbatecola
Vincent P. Abbatecola has been a Director of the Company since June 1994. Mr. Abbatecola is Vice President of Abbey Ice & Spring Water Company, Spring Valley, New York, where he has been employed since May 1971. He is Past Chairman of the International Packaged Ice Association. Mr. Abbatecola is a Trustee of Nyack Hospital, and a board member of the Rockland Business Association and the Rockland Board of Governors. Mr. Abbatecola also serves on the Union State Bank and St. Thomas Aquinas President’s Councils.
Nicole Bulgarino has been a Director of the Company since October 2022. Ms Bulgarino currently serves as Executive Vice President of Ameresco, Inc. (NYSE: AMRC), a leading energy efficiency and energy infrastructure company, where she has served in a variety of increasingly senior positions since joining its predecessor company in 1998. She previously worked as a Lead Process Engineer at Raytheon Engineers & Constructors from 1994-1998. Ms. Bulgarino brings over 25 years of experience in developing, designing and implementing energy infrastructure projects and plays a key role in strategic planning and growth.
Kathleen L. Houghton
Kate Houghton has been a Director of the Company since October 2023. Ms. Houghton joined Hudson Technologies in 2014 as Director of Marketing, was appointed to her current role as Vice President of Sales and Marketing in 2019 and was named an executive officer of the Company in 2020. Ms. Houghton has over 30 years of experience within industrial manufacturing companies. Her previous roles include 16 years with Kidde-Fenwal/United Technologies, with experience as Director of Marketing – Global Suppression, Vice President of Marketing at C&M Corporation and Vice President of 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.
Loan Mansy has been a Director of the Company since October 2022. Ms. Mansy currently serves as Chief Executive Officer of Centerline Communications, LLC, a private equity-backed company providing full-service solutions for wireless, wireline, and critical infrastructure clients. Previously she served as President of Sales & Service at Clean Harbors, Inc., a leading environmental services company, from 2019 to 2023. Before that, from 2017 to 2019, she served as Area President of Republic Services, Inc., a leading provider of solid waste management and environmental services. Prior thereto, Ms. Mansy worked in managerial positions at Akzo Nobel N.V., Eastman Chemical Company, Solutia Inc., and Monsanto Chemical Co. She has over 30 years of experience as a business leader in the chemical and environmental service industries.
Mr. Parrillo has been a Director of the Company since September 2014. Mr. Parrillo has, since 2007, been the Managing Member and principal of Tank Wash USA, LLC, an industrial tank cleaning and inspection company. Between 2000 and 2007, Mr. Parrillo was the Managing Member of Brite Clean, LLC. Between 1999 and 2007, Mr. Parrillo was the Managing Member of Matlack Leasing Corporation, and he served as Vice President of Matlack Leasing Corporation, a subsidiary of Matlack Systems, Inc. from 1995 to 1999. From 1990 to 1995, Mr. Parrillo served as North American Sales Manager for Eurotainer USA, Inc. Mr. Parrillo also served as Sales/Operations Manager for SSM Coal North America, Inc., from 1984 to 1990, and worked at Rentco Division of Fruehauf Corp.
Eric A. Prouty
Mr Prouty has been a Director of the Company since September 2014. Mr. Prouty has, since January 2012, been an independent consultant providing business development consulting services and has provided such services to Hudson at various times since May 2012. From March 2006 through November 2011, Mr. Prouty served as an equity research analyst for Canaccord Genuity, formerly known as Canaccord Adams, a global investment banking firm. Between February 2001 and March 2006 Mr. Prouty served as an equity research analyst for Adams Harkness. While at Adams Harkness, Mr. Prouty served on the firm’s Board of Directors from 2004 until in early 2006 and also served as Director of Research from 2004 until 2007. Between March 2000 and February 2001, Mr. Prouty served as an equity research analyst for the investment banking firm of Robertson Stephens. From November 1996 through March 2000, Mr. Prouty served as an equity research analyst for the investment banking firm of First Albany. Between June 1992 and November 1996, Mr. Prouty served as an equity research associate at State Street Research and Management.