W. R. Grace & Co. announced that Adam Grose has been named President, Specialty Construction Chemicals of GCP Applied Technologies Inc. (GCP), the Cambridge, MA-based public company to be formed by the planned spin-off in early 2016 of Grace’s Construction Products segment and its Darex Packaging Technologies business.

Grose will lead GCP's Specialty Construction Chemicals (SCC) business, which provides products, technologies, and services to the concrete and cement markets globally. These products are specified by architects and engineers and are used by contractors, ready mix, precast and block producers, and cement manufacturers to enhance the durability, strength, and appearance of building and infrastructure projects.

Grose served for three years as Vice President and General Manager of Grace’s Construction Products operations in Asia, and, since 2013, was Vice President and General Manager of the company’s Discovery Sciences business. He has held senior leadership positions with Thermo Fisher Scientific, Invensys Controls (Schneider Electric), and General Electric.

"Leading the cement and concrete products business is essential to maintaining our leadership in these sectors and to achieving our growth goals," said Gregory E. Poling, GCP's designated President and Chief Executive Officer. "Grose has a proven ability to lead global teams, introduce new products, and create opportunities in new geographic markets. We're delighted to have Adam with GCP Applied Technologies."

GCP Applied Technologies will have customers in more than 110 countries, operations on six continents, and a team of 2,500 employees. Through applied knowledge and service excellence, GCP Applied Technologies will provide premier specialty construction chemicals and specialty building materials for many of the world’s most renowned structures, and packaging technologies for the best-known consumer brands.