Beacon adds Carl Berquist and Robert McLaughlin to its board
Mr. Berquist is the former Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Marriott International, having served in that position from 2009 until his retirement on December 31, 2015.
Mr. Berquist joined Marriott in 2002 after a 28-year career with Arthur Andersen LLP, where he held numerous leadership positions including managing partner of the worldwide real-estate and hospitality practice.
Mr. Berquist has served as a Director of Hertz Global Holdings, the international car rental company, since 2006 and currently is Chairman of Hertz's Compensation Committee and a member of its Financing Committee.
He also is a member of the Board of Advisors of Eberle Communications, a private direct mail company.
He is a graduate of the Penn State University, where he is a member of the Board of Advisors of both the Business School and the School of Hospitality Management.
Mr. McLaughlin is the Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Airgas, Inc., the nation's leading single-source supplier of gases, welding and safety products. Mr. McLaughlin has served in that position since 2006 after serving as Airgas's Vice President and Controller since joining Airgas in 2001.
Previously, he was Vice President-Finance for Asbury Automotive Group, a multi-billion dollar automotive retailer, after serving as Vice President of Finance and in other financial management roles with Unisource Worldwide, Inc., an international paper and industrial supply distribution company.
Mr. McLaughlin serves on the Board of Directors of publicly-traded Axalta Coating Systems, Ltd., a developer, manufacturer and seller of liquid and powder coatings. He is Chairman of Axalta's Audit Committee.
Mr. McLaughlin began his career with Ernst & Young in 1979. He earned his bachelor's degree in accounting from the University of Dayton.