March 2021

Gary Hendrickson appointed Senior Advisor at PLZ Aeroscience

PLZ Aeroscience Corp. has named Gary Hendrickson as Senior Advisor. He will support President & CEO Aaron Erter in the company’s strategic growth and development efforts. Prior to joining PLZ Aeroscience, Hendrickson served as Chairman, President & CEO of the Valspar Corp.

“I am thrilled to join PLZ as the company continues to grow and strengthen its leadership position across the markets it serves,” said Hendrickson. “PLZ is respected across the industry for its partnership with customers, commitment to operational excellence and focus on safety. I look forward to partnering with Aaron and the Pritzker Private Capital team as PLZ continues its relentless focus on bringing value to our customers.”

Gary Hendrickson

Hendrickson held other senior-level positions at Valspar, including President & COO, Asia-Pacific President and Senior VP in the consumer paint division. Prior to joining Valspar, Mr. Hendrickson served for 11 years in the U.S. Navy as Lieutenant Commander. Hendrickson also serves on the Boards of Directors for several public companies.

“Gary’s extensive leadership experience makes him the ideal partner to support PLZ’s continued growth and development as a world-class organization,” said Erter. “I have had the opportunity to work with Gary in the past and am excited about the value I know he will bring to our organization.”

“Over the last five years, we have partnered with PLZ as the company established itself as the market leader in specialty aerosol and liquid manufacturing,” said Terry Sutter, Operating Partner at Pritzker Private Capital. “PLZ has entered new markets and products through a series of add-on acquisitions, increased its footprint with 10 additional facilities and expanded its employee base. We are pleased to continue to support PLZ as the company delivers results for its customers and pursues attractive growth opportunities.”