September 25, 2017– Cicero Group, a leading management consulting firm, has named senior business leader, Eric G. Melin, to its council of senior advisors. Eric brings over 30 years of global business leadership experience, with a track record of transforming mature businesses, leading large multinational businesses, and driving growth in region, for emerging markets.
Currently, Mr. Melin consults with private equity firms and multi-national companies. His areas of work include developing/driving growth strategies, improving operational execution, and acquisition assessment and implementation. Up until Jan 2013, Mr. Melin was executive vice president and president of Asia Pacific for Ecolab Inc., the global leader in water, hygiene and energy technologies, and services. There he was responsible for integration of Ecolab and Nalco, bringing together 8,000+ employees and operations across 13 countries and 6 strategic business units.
Melin joined Ecolab in 2011, through the merger with Nalco Holding Company, where prior he served as Nalco’s executive vice president and president, Asia Pacific Region and Global Procurement, a position he held since 2008.
Prior to Nalco, Mr. Melin was chief operating officer, president, and board member of Isola Corporation, a private-equity owned global designer, developer and manufacturer of high performance materials used in electronic systems. Mr. Melin joined Isola in 2006, after a 24-year career with DuPont. He had most recently served as vice president and general manager of DuPont’s Refinish Systems. His career at DuPont included various managerial roles, an assignment in Singapore where he was the global director of a DuPont engineering polymers business, roles in manufacturing, strategic planning, and business operations.
Melin received a bachelor’s degree in Engineering from Iowa State University and a master’s in Business Administration from the University of Toledo.
As a Senior Advisor at Cicero, Mr. Melin will participate with Cicero’s leadership to provide expertise and guidance to the company and its clients and contribute to the company’s vast network of business executives.
Cicero Group is a leading management consulting firm that brings a data-driven approach to informing, creating, and implementing business strategies that deliver durable, top- and bottom-line performance for clients across a wide range of industries and business functions such as sales, marketing, operations, and finance.