25. September 2014
Hubbard-Hall Inc. announced a leadership change to become effective the first of the year. Molly C. Kellogg, currently Executive Vice President, will become President and CEO upon the retirement of the current President and CEO, Andrew K. Skipp, on December 31, 2014. Kellogg and Skipp are sixth generation family members of the company, whose roots date to 1849.
In announcing the organizational change, Charles T. Kellogg (Chairman and CFO), stated, “With 20 years of experience in the company and having worked in virtually every department, Molly has a deep understanding of the company’s internal strengths and external opportunities. She’s committed to growing the business and brings a unique, long term perspective to our future success.”
Andrew Skipp, who announced his retirement to the Board of Directors on September 4, has had an impressive 37 year career at Hubbard-Hall, with the last 15 as President and CEO. Under his leadership, the company has enjoyed consistent financial success and implemented key quality initiatives such as Responsible Distribution, ISO and Lean.
Molly, currently in charge of strategy, sales and business development, earned her MBA from INSEAD (Fontainebleau, France) in 1993 and a BA from Princeton in 1987. She has been based out of the company’s Wilmington, MA branch for the last 20 years, with P & L oversight as well as direct responsibility for some of the company’s largest customers. Molly lives in Newton, MA with her husband and four children.
“One of the great joys of a family business is seeing the next generation take over. Andrew, my nephew, has provided exceptional stewardship to our company and leadership to our industry. I know he will be successful in whatever venture comes next.” said Charles Kellogg,
“And it goes without saying that I am delighted to see my daughter take the reins,” added Kellogg. “She is capable, committed and determined to make sure the business flourishes until the next generation is ready.”
Hubbard-Hall Inc., headquartered in Waterbury, CT, distributes chemicals into the metal finishing and electronics industries and is a leading manufacturer of specialty chemicals for surface finishing, metal coloring and wastewater treatment. The company has 111 associates in 3 locations, and works with distributors in the U.S. and abroad to support global manufacturers.