The Leadership

Diversified CPC International has assembled one of the most talented and experienced management teams in the industry. Their leadership is the foundation of what is Diversified CPC.

Bill Auriemma
President & CEO

Bill is President and CEO at Diversified CPC International, the leading manufacturer and distributor of liquefied gas aerosol propellants and foam blowing agents in North America. Bill began his career in our aerosol industry in 1977 as sales rep for National Can Company in Los Angeles, CA. He joined DCPC in 1980 in Chicago and has served on numerous industry associations. Bill holds a Bachelor's Degree in Communication Arts from St. Norbert College and is a graduate of the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University.

Bill presently serves as:

  • Chairman, Consumer Specialty Products Association (CSPA)
  • Past Chairman of the Consumer Aerosol Products Council
  • Past President of the National Aerosol Association
  • Chairman of the Board of Trustees, St. Norbert College

William A. Frauenheim, III
Vice President - Operations

Bill is responsible for the operations of Diversified CPC's processing facilities. Bill has twenty-eight years experience in the aerosol industry both in propellant manufacturing and in contract packaging of aerosol products. Bill has presented numerous lectures and seminars on liquefied gas storage and handling systems in North America and Asia. Bill is active on several CSPA committees; currently serving as Chairman of the Aerosol Division Executive Board, immediate past chairman of the Aerosol Manufacturing and Storage Standards Committee, and a member of the International Harmonization, and Atmospheric Policy committees. Bill worked with the NFPA 30B committee that wrote the original edition of NFPA 30B, Code for the Manufacture and Storage of Aerosol Products, and currently serves as a principal voting member on the NFPA 30B Committee on Aerosol Products. Bill was responsible for overseeing the construction of an aerosol propellant processing facility in Shanghai, China. Bill holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering from Penn State University, and performed graduate studies in Chemical Engineering at the Midwest College of Engineering and the Illinois Institute of Technology.

John P. Dowd II
Vice President - Marketing

John joins the company following a 35-year tenure with the DuPont Company. In this new position, John will work in tandem with Diversified CPC’s leadership team to accelerate growth programs and facilitate the company’s expansion into complementary markets. While at DuPont, John held several key management roles that spanned business leadership, marketing, brand protection, operations, logistics and R&D. As global marketing and sales director, he was responsible for the exceptional growth of several DuPont businesses. John has also  played a vital role as a program leader on the company’s corporate alliance and innovation team.

John holds a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry from the University of Scranton in Scranton, Pa.

George K. Sehringer
Vice President - Sales & Marketing

George has been with Diversified CPC since 1991 and has worked in the aerosol industry since 1982. His responsibilities include domestic and international sales, marketing, and advertising. His extensive experience in the aerosol industry includes aerosol valves, aerosol overcaps, and contract aerosol and liquid packaging. George has presented numerous lectures and seminars, and is active in several trade associations, including the CSPA, NAA, EAA, SATA, MAA, and WAIB. He has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics from Ohio Wesleyan University and lives in Bay Village, Ohio with his wife and two children.

Paul Caponigri
Vice President - Finance and Administration

Paul joined Diversified CPC in 1998. He is responsible for all financial and back office matters. He has over 20 years of experience in auditing, distribution and manufacturing. He holds his Bachelor of Arts degree in accounting from Dominican University and a Master of Business Administration with a concentration in finance from Roosevelt University. Paul also serves on the board of the Alzheimer's Associations - Greater Illinois Chapter.

William E. Madigan
Vice President - Corporate and Technical Services

Bill joined Diversified CPC in 1986. He is responsible for new business development, statutory & regulatory compliance along with continued responsibility for all quality programs and technology for all Diversified CPC facilities. Bill has over 30 years of experience in propellant manufacturing, and quality assurance, and is a senior member of the American Society for Quality and American Chemical Society. Bill holds his Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from Purdue University.

Dave Couchot
Vice President & General Manager, Diversified Pure Chem

Dave is responsible for the financial and operational performance of Diversified Pure Chem, an EPA-certified refrigerant reclaimer and a subsidiary of Diversified CPC. Since joining in 2014, he has developed and led initiatives that have produced substantial growth for the Texas-based company. Dave has more than 20 years of operational experience and most recently served as the North American Regional Operations Director for Emery Oleochemicals. Prior to that, he was Executive Vice President for a process and energy consulting company, Techsolve. During his career, he has led significant improvements in safety, profitability, and sustainability. He has a Bachelor’s in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Dayton and an MBA from the University of Notre Dame.

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