CarterBaldwin Executive Search announces the appointment of Loi McLoughlin as the new Senior Vice President of Business Development and Sales, US for UBQ Materials. UBQ is an Israeli-based cleantech company that manufactures the first plastic substitute made entirely from household waste.
Having worked most recently for Azek Building Products (NYSE: AZEK), as well as James Hardie Building Products (ASX/NYSE: JHX), Huntsman, and Motorola (NYSE: MSI), Loi brings over 20 years of executive leadership experience in the building materials and consumer durables industries – two of UBQ’s core business segments.
Loi began his career at Motorola and went on to lead two VC-funded telecom startups, Novatel Wireless and Seaquad, Inc.
A native of Vietnam, Loi immigrated to the US as an orphan at the age of 10. He attended Boston College on an ROTC scholarship, graduating with a BS electrical engineering, and serving four years in the US Navy. He earned his MBA in business management from Lake Forest Graduate School of Management.
UBQ™ is a bio-based thermoplastic made from 100% unsorted household waste, including all organics and unrecyclable materials, such as banana peels, chicken bones, pizza boxes, and diapers. UBQ™ can be used in existing manufacturing processes and is already implemented across industries to replace oil-based resins. By using UBQ™, global manufacturers like Mercedes-Benz, McDonald’s, and PepsiCo are diverting waste from landfills and incineration, reducing the net carbon footprint of end-products, and supporting a circular economy. With backing from the largest sustainability fund in the world, TPG’s Rise Fund, among other premier investment institutions, UBQ has active operations in Israel and the Netherlands. This is not just a conceptual venture, it’s a reality!