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Douglas MacRae

Works with businesses in industrial, construction, manufacturing and distribution B2B markets to provide clear strategy, strong change leadership and profitable growth in challenging conditions.

About Douglas

Doug is a hands-on, creative commercial executive who delivers results through sound business acumen and broad commercial sales, marketing and talent management foundations. Adept at go-to-market strategy, segmentation, product line management, sales force effectiveness and M&A/integration, he works closely with CEO’s and private equity firms to deliver strategic leadership and growth for closely held businesses and PE sponsored portfolio companies.

How Douglas has Helped Businesses Grow

  • Increased revenue 65% leading commercial integration and growth strategy through six acquisitions for DuBois Chemicals, Industrial.
  • To revitalize DuBois Chemical organic growth capabilities Doug implemented new sales management process and cadence, talent upgrades, role restructuring, sales/pipeline management enhancements, key account discipline and a new incentive compensation model positioning the business for sustainable growth beyond market.
  • Delivered top and bottom line growth by restructuring the Degussa Building Systems organization and launch a segment focused go-to-market strategy which, when combined with operational improvements, led to 23% organic revenue growth and 455% improvement in EBIT.
  • Implemented supply chain improvements rationalizing distribution locations and reducing inventory by 15%, freight cost by $1.5MM annually and improved customer satisfaction and consistency of supply for the customer.
  • Partnered with several PE firms on pre-LOI assessment and value creation strategy development for targeted platform acquisitions. Assisted in the successful purchase of a large middle market specialty chemical asset.

Executive Marketing Experience

  • President, DuBois Industrial, DuBois Chemicals, Inc.
  • President, Roofing & Building Maintenance, Tremco, Inc.
  • VP, Global Segment Management, BASF Corporation
  • President & CEO, Degussa Building Systems (Later BASF)
  • VP, Sales & Business Development, Degussa Building Systems
  • Business Director Thoro, Harris Specialty Chemicals


  • MBA, Xavier University
  • BS, Business Administration and Management, Bowling Green University

Download Douglas's Resume Here


Industry Experience Specialties
  • Sales Growth
  • Competitive Strategy
  • Go-to-Market Strategy
  • Growth Strategy
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