Joseph G. May joined the Management Board of Huber Engineered Woods (HEW) as an outside Director in February 2017. He works closely with portfolio companies to build lasting value, and brings extensive knowledge of the advanced building materials sector.
May is a former Managing Principal of Graham Partners, a private investment firm based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, focused on investing in middle market businesses with proprietary technologies, advanced manufacturing know-how, innovative product development capabilities and strong growth potential.
At Graham Partners, May was a founding member of the Graham Partners funds, which together with Graham-led co-investments, raised approximately $2.7 billion of committed capital. Prior to the formation of the Graham Partners funds, May was integrally involved with corporate development activities of the Graham Group, working on M&A transactions completed in France, Canada, the United Kingdom, Poland, Brazil and Argentina, as well as major financings and the divestiture of a controlling interest in Graham Packaging Company to Blackstone.
Prior to joining Graham Partners, May worked for Murray, Devine & Company and for Price Waterhouse (now PricewaterhouseCoopers) in its Management Consulting and Bankruptcy & Reorganization Practices. Before this, he worked for the DuPont Company in its Finance Department.
Select past and present board directorships for May include such building products companies as Controlled Environment Systems, Eldorado Stone, Exteria, NDS, Mitten and Creative Mines, as well as The Atlas Group (Aerospace), IXS (Automotive Aftermarket), and Western Industries (General Industrial). He also serves on the Finance Department Advisory Council of the Drexel University LeBow College of Business and was previously a member of Graham Partners’ Investment Committee.
May earned his BS from Drexel University, and his MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.