Commercialization Team

Wes Bolsen

Wes Bolsen is the Business Director, Wildfire Prevention & Protection.  He was formerly the President & CEO of LaderaTech, Inc. prior to Perimeter Solutions acquiring the company in 2020. He leads the business unit deploying long-term retardant solutions to help prevent wildfire ignitions from occurring as well as protect both people and assets from oncoming fire. He is a serial entrepreneur helping to found or lead 4 different public and private companies in the biofuels, agriculture, and animal nutrition space before entering the fire prevention industry.  Wes comes from 5 generations of family farming and cattle ranching in the Midwest U.S. before getting an electrical engineering degree from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology and then an MBA from Stanford’s Graduate School of Business. 

Javier Castro

Javier Castro is the General Manager of Perimeter Solutions’ EMEA Suppressants Business. Javier entered the fire protection industry in 2001, when he joined AUXQUIMIA and led product development efforts in the Research and Development department. Javier assumed the role of Director of Research & Development in 2006, overseeing new product development, product certification and technology innovations. With the integration of AUXQUIMIA in ICL Group in 2014, he assumed the role of General Manager. Javier holds a degree in Chemical Engineering from Oviedo University (Spain). 

Candace Galbraith

Candace Galbraith worked for more than 23 years in the fire safety business, serving in roles of increasing responsibility for FIRE-TROL® and Perimeter Solutions. Her responsibilities include oversite for Perimeter Solutions’ Canadian facilities, including ESS&H, finance, production, logistics, and human resources. Candace provides input and direction for government contracts, and liaisons with fire safety agencies on all contract aspects. She has a passion for developing members of her team for career advancements. Candace holds a Diploma in Computer Systems and Operations Management (CSOM) from Thompson River University. Outside of work she enjoys golfing, snowboarding, and spending time with her grandchildren.

Craig McDonnell

Craig McDonnell is the Business Manager, Class B Foam for Perimeter Solutions. Craig entered the fire protection industry in 2005, and has more than twenty-two years’ combined experience in manufacturing, research & development and product management, having spent his early career in the specialty chemicals industry.

Craig is responsible for leading the global Class B foam business which includes foam concentrates and systems hardware sold under the AUXQUIMIA®, PHOS-CHEK® and SOLBERG® brand names.

Craig is a Six Sigma Black Belt and currently serves on the board of the Fire Fighting Foam Coalition (FFFC). Craig earned a BS degree in Chemical Engineering from Michigan Technological University, and his MBA from Lake Superior State University.

Herbert Neumann

Herbert Neumann is the Managing Director for Perimeter Solutions DE GmbH, a German subsidiary of the Perimeter Groupe. He has more than 35 years’ experience in the chemical industry, including roles at Hoechst AG and Perimeter Solutions, serving in various senior engineering and production management positions focused on phosphorus and derivatives products. Herbert received his Diploma ingenieur in Chemical Prozess Technology from Cologne Technical University, and he has served several years as a product application specialist in this field.

James Perriss

James Perriss is the General Manager of Perimeter Solutions’ APAC Suppressants and Retardants Business based in Australia. James entered the fire protection business in 2006, serving in sales, business development and management capacities. He joined Solberg Asia Pacific Pty Ltd in 2011. James progressed from National Sales Manager to General Manager of Solberg Asia Pacific Suppressants in 2015. With the acquisition of Solberg in 2019 and the merger of the PHOS-CHEK® Retardant Business into Perimeter Solutions in 2021, James was appointed as the General Manager and Director for Perimeter Solutions’ Suppressant and Retardant Divisions in the Asia Pacific. James holds a Bachelor of Science Degree with Honours (Geology) from the Faculty of Science and Engineering, The University of Manchester (UK).

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