Don Turgeon joins Deflecto LLC as Chief Financial Officer. Deflecto manufactures plastic products. The company produces and distributes chair mats, bicycle reflectors, and dry venting products. Deflecto serves clients in the U.S. and Canada.
Don joins Deflecto from the Gilchrist & Soames and Manchester Mills Division of Guest Supply Worldwide, where he served as Vice President, Finance. The division is a $300 million producer and supplier of consumable guest products used throughout the hospitality industry. Don started his career with Arthur Andersen on the Audit Staff in Los Angeles. After Andersen, Don moved into the industry joining food giant Nestle where he progressed to Controller for the company’s Food Ingredients Division based in Ohio.
When Nestle sold the Food Ingredients Business, Don moved to Indianapolis to join another major flavors and ingredient producer, Sensient. Don spent ten years with Sensient, during which he served as Controller for the $240 million U.S. Food Flavors Division, as well as the General Manager of the business unit for two years. When Sensient moved the Flavors Business to Chicago, Don elected to remain in Indianapolis and joined Gilchrist & Soames as Chief Financial Officer until Guest Supply Worldwide acquired the company in 2018.
Don holds an MBA, with a focus in Accounting from Colorado State University, a BS in Accounting from California State University, and a BA in Liberal Arts from Pasadena College.
Don joined Deflecto on July 6, 2020. We were pleased to support the leadership team at Deflecto with this key position, as well as Edgewater Funds, the company’s majority shareholder.