CEO and Co-Founder
Ravin Gandhi began his career at KPMG in Chicago as a CPA. In 1995, Mr. Gandhi joined Coatings and Chemicals Corporation (CCC), a family owned supplier of nonstick coatings.
In 2001, CCC was sold to Akzo Nobel, the world’s largest coatings company, in a deal conceived of and executed by Mr. Gandhi. Mr. Gandhi was named President of the merged entity Akzo Nobel Nonstick Coatings, becoming (at age 28) the youngest Divisional President in the history of Akzo Nobel.
In 2002 Mr. Gandhi left Akzo Nobel and founded Glenborn Partners L.P., an investment company focused on private equity. In 2007, Mr. Gandhi founded GMM Nonstick Coatings, which became one of the world's largest suppliers of nonstick coatings.
In 2017, GMM was acquired by SDK, an $8B Japanese conglomerate, and Mr. Gandhi remains CEO after the sale. Ravin has also directly invested in numerous technology startups which have collectively raised over 250M in funding.
Mr. Gandhi holds a BS from the University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign), an MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg Graduate School of Management, and is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA). Mr. Gandhi serves on the Board of Directors of Hester Biosciences, and is a member of Young Presidents' Organization (YPO).
Mr. Gandhi frequently appears on CNBC, CNN, MSNBC, and Fox News to discuss business and politics.
Co-Founder and General Manager
Raymond Chung has spent the majority of his career in the nonstick coatings industry.
Beginning in 1994, Mr. Chung was Founder and President of Multi-Mix Marketing, which was the exclusive distributor and sales agent in Southeast Asia for Coatings and Chemicals Corporation (CCC), a family owned supplier of nonstick coatings. CCC eventually became the sole supplier to most American cookware, bakeware, and electrical appliance manufacturers because of its pioneering use of high quality “non-branded” non-stick coatings.
Mr. Chung grew his sales operation very quickly, and within 4 years was handling almost $10 million of sales for CCC for the local market as well as export business. Mr. Chung built a logistics operation that was able to seamlessly bring in and stock coatings from the USA, and then ship to local Chinese customers as needed. Mr. Chung also hired a large technical service staff that was capable of servicing both large and small customers very quickly.
After CCC was sold to Akzo Nobel, Mr. Chung continued as an independent agent for ANNSC, working with company personnel as they built a facility in Dongguan, China. Mr. Chung’s expertise allowed the company to dominate the rice cooker market, the small electrics market, and was also instrumental in managing USA “specified” sales.
In 2007, Mr. Chung resigned from ANNSC and teamed up to form GMM with Ravin Gandhi, who he had worked with for many years at CCC and Akzo Nobel.
Mr. Chung holds a BBA in Marketing from the University of East Asia.