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Gerald Gruber, Ph.D.

Chief Executive Officer (retired)

Aculon, Inc.

Dr. Gerald Gruber was chief executive officer at Aculon, Inc. from 2005 to 2008. Prior to joining Aculon, he served in several key roles at PPG Industries from 1988 to 2005 including director of automotive coatings from 1988 to 1993; vice president of coatings from 1995 to 1997; and vice president and chief technology officer from 1997 to 2005.

Dr. Gruber serves on the boards of U.S. Polymers, Aculon, Duquesne University Bayer School of Natural and Environmental Science and Math and Science Collaborative Steering Council, Pittsburgh, PA.

Dr. Gruber graduated from Loras College in Dubuque, Iowa in 1966 with a bachelor of science in chemistry. He earned his PhD from Case Western Reserve University School of Chemistry in 1970. He is also a graduate of the Northwestern University Kellogg School Advanced Executive Program and the Harvard University Key Executives Program.