Laurent Paty

Summary

Currently Director of Corporate Development for Cytec, a global Fortune 500 company based in West Paterson, NJ, responsible for all strategic transactions (e.g. mergers, joint ventures, acquisitions, divestitures, and licensing). Prior position was International Reengineering & Six Sigma Project Manager in North America for the Linde Group, the global leader in industrial gases (12 billion Euros, 43,000 employees). Previously responsible for mergers and acquisitions for BOC Gases North American industrial division (Linde acquired BOC in Sep 06). Development and implementation of growth strategies to double revenues and triple profits in 5 years. Closed 9 acquisitions totalling revenues of over $30 million and two divestiture totalling $600 million in 18 months. Past experience include: - Consulting, project management and leadership. - Five years of planning, business development and key account management experience. - Nine years of progressive management consulting experience, including two years in strategy, three years in business process reengineering and outsourcing, two years in deregulation and two years in customer relationship management. - International experience, e.g. in the U.S., the U.K. and France; bilingual in English and French, conversational in German and Spanish. - MBA in Strategy and General Management. - Masters Degree in Electrical Engineering.

Work History

Work History
Jan 2008 - Present

Director of Corporate Development

Cytec Industries

Director of Corporate & Business Development

§ Lead strategic planning and execution of acquisitions and divestitures for all business units globally ($3.5bn sales), reporting to the Vice President, Corporate Development.

§Divested $25 million European Polyurethane business.

§Launched new projects in Coatings, Adhesives and Composites ($500 million pipeline).

Feb 2007 - Jan 2008

International Reengineering & Six Sigma Project Manager

Linde
• Six Sigma Black Belt • Lead projects to deliver North America integration synergy targets and drive continual improvements (delivered c. $15 million in synergies in 2007) • Ensure successful execution of multiple cost saving/revenue generating projects on business processes, ensuring the sharing of knowledge, best practices & learning within the organisation. Enable the business to gain competitive advantage in the marketplace through improved margins, reduced lead times, quality improvement and customer satisfaction. • Enables the organisation to come to quicker, more transparent, data-driven business decisions by using common tools and methods.
Sep 2006 - Feb 2007

Business Development Manager

The Linde Group
Business Development Manager, Industrial and Special Products North America - Murray Hill, NJ Management Executive of BOC Canada ($300 million, 1000 employees) – Toronto, Canada Reporting to the President of ISP North America ($550 million revenues) and to the General Manager for Canada. Responsible for development and implementation of growth strategies to double revenues and triple profits in 5 years: • Lead program to make $50 million of acquisitions in 2006 in the U.S., Canada and Mexico • Ensure flawless execution of acquisition program, including business case preparation, due diligence, integration and post-acquisition audits. • Project Manager for divestiture of U.S. bulk production business following FTC order (several hundreds of $ million, 8 production plants and related distribution assets and employees). • Closed 9 acquisitions in FY 06 adding over $C34 million to BOC Canada revenues. • Managed a business development pipeline worth $270 million in revenues.
Jun 2005 - Sep 2006

Business Development Manager

BOC
Business Development Manager, Industrial and Special Products North America - Murray Hill, NJ Management Executive of BOC Canada ($300 million) – Toronto, Canada BOC was acquired by The Linde Group in Sept 06.
1992 - 1992

Summer intern

Schlumberger

Education

Education
1993 - 1995

MBA

Cornell University - S.C. Johnson Graduate School of Management
1989 - 1992

MEE

Institut Superieur d'Electronique de Paris
1986 - 1989

Math Spe

Ecole Sainte Genevieve
1979 - 1986

Baccalaureat

Lycee Prive Saint Joseph de Tivoli