Jim Minicucci is the senior vice president strategy, mergers and acquisitions, and portfolio management, Ashland.
Jim is an accomplished global business leader with demonstrated success for delivering both top and bottom-line results. He has a proven track record of leading organizations including sales, marketing, operations and technology. His commercial and operational acumen extends beyond running businesses and incudes an extensive background in developing and implementing corporate and business unit strategies as well as mergers and acquisitions (M&A). He has significant international experience and lived in Asia for nearly a decade (Taiwan and South Korea).
Prior to Ashland, Jim served as the senior vice president, global specialty gases at MERCK KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany. Prior to that he led businesses at Versum Materials as well as corporate strategy and M&A at Air Products. Jim was a leader in the chemicals and industrial practice at Marakon Associates, (A Charles River Associates Co.). Early in his career, he worked with Rohm and Haas and The Gillette Company.
Jim is a graduate of Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts with a Bachelor of Science, and a Master of Science degree in Chemical Engineering.