Ted Clark

Ted joined Iron Path in July 2022.  He is a seasoned M&A deal leader, operating executive, entrepreneur, and investor with over 40 years’ experience in the specialty chemicals industry.

Ted founded Royal Adhesives & Sealants in partnership with Quad-C Management in 2003 and grew the business through a series of 19 acquisitions into one of the top 10 adhesives and sealant companies in the world. After partnering with Arsenal Capital and American Securities as part of two subsequent recapitalizations, Ted led the sale of Royal to H.B. Fuller (NYSE: FUL) in 2017 where he joined as EVP and Chief Operating Officer. He led the integration of Royal and the reorganization of H.B. Fuller from five business units to three global business units.

Ted started his career at Products Research & Chemical Corporation, a global leader in aircraft sealants and coatings. He rose through the ranks to become President & CEO where he grew the company until it was acquired by PPG Industries in 1999. He is currently a strategic advisor to H.B. Fuller’s executive committee and serves on the board of Boulder Scientific Company. Ted has served on the boards of three other private equity-backed specialty chemical companies including Royal, NuSil Technology and MPD Chemicals.  He has recently published two books: Shipping Clerk to CEO: The Power of Curiosity, Will, and Self-Directed Learning ©2022 and Buy & Build CEO: Leveraging Private Equity to Build a Winning Global Business ©2022.