Kevin M. Gilligan

Chief Executive Officer
Governance Committee

​Kevin Gilligan was named chief executive officer of Appvion, Inc. and PDC on August 4, 2015. Mr. Gilligan served as president of Appvion’s paper division since joining Appvion, Inc. in June 2014. He began serving as a director on the boards of Appvion and PDC in January 2016.

Prior to joining Appvion, Mr. Gilligan served as vice president, global operations for H.B. Fuller Company since 2012. H.B. Fuller is a global specialty chemical company focused on adhesives.
During his 20-year career with H.B. Fuller, Mr. Gilligan also served as region vice president for Asia Pacific businesses; general manager of H.B. Fuller Window; North American operations director; e-business director; product line manager; and plant manager. He began his career as a manufacturing engineer for Texas Instruments.
Mr. Gilligan earned a master’s degree in business administration (marketing and operations management) from Indiana University and a bachelor’s degree in industrial and operations engineering from the University of Michigan.