WOODCLIFF LAKE, NJ – October 12, 2023 – Hudson Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: HDSN), a leading provider of innovative and sustainable refrigerant products and services to the Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration industry – and one of the nation’s largest refrigerant reclaimers – today announced the appointment of Kathleen L. Houghton to the Company’s Board of Directors. Ms. Houghton currently serves as Hudson’s Vice President – Sales and Marketing and will fill the vacancy resulting from the concurrent resignation of Stephen P. Mandracchia from the Board.
Kate Houghton joined Hudson Technologies in 2014 as Director of Marketing, was appointed to her current role in 2019, and was named an executive officer of the Company in 2020. She has 30 years of marketing experience within industrial manufacturing companies. Her previous roles include 16 years with Kidde-Fenwal/United Technologies, including 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. Kate 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.
Since joining Hudson, Kate has played a critical role in the development and implementation of Hudson’s sales and marketing strategies, while also serving as a key voice for the Company on sustainable cooling and refrigerant management practices. She has built and continues to develop a high performing nationwide sales organization, which under her leadership, has significantly contributed to Hudson’s ability to more than double its annual revenue from $162.1 million in 2019 to $325.2 million in 2022.
During 2023, thanks in large part to efforts implemented by Kate and her team, Hudson’s refrigerant recovery services and technology were recognized as a Top 10 product for 2023 by BuildingGreen. Additionally, under Kate’s stewardship, earlier this year the Company joined the EPA’s GreenChill Advanced Refrigeration Partnership and recently Hudson’s EMERALD Refrigerants™ were named a Top Product of 2023 by Environment + Energy Leader. Kate has also been instrumental in establishing Hudson as a thought leader and educational resource in the HVACR industry, regularly addressing industry conferences and conducting training sessions to highlight the important role of recovery and the use of reclaimed refrigerants. To date, Kate has presented to HVAC Excellence, ACCA, PHCC, Circular City and ACHR among others.
Brian F. Coleman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Hudson Technologies commented, “We are pleased to welcome Kate to the Board and believe her proven sales & marketing, business development, and customer relationship expertise, coupled with her extensive experience in our industry, will bring valuable perspective to the Board as we drive growth and expand our reach in the markets we address. Having worked with Kate for many years, I have no doubt that her knowledge of our industry and its continuous evolution to cleaner refrigerants and cooling systems will enable her to provide unique insight as we broaden our product and service offerings to advance the Company’s leadership position in the cooling and reclamation industries, and as we work to promote the circular economy of refrigerants.”
“We also thank Steve for his service on the Board of Directors. Steve has been a key contributor to our progress and provided important perspective and knowledge as the Company has evolved and grown. We want to thank Steve for all of his contributions and many roles as both an officer and a director of the Company.”