David Colter


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David Colter attended Bowling Green State University graduating with his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in Accounting in 1990. After earning his CPA license at Ernst & Young in Ohio, David joined GAC Chemical Corporation in Searsport, Maine in 1994 as Controller and worked his way through the ranks to become President in 2003 and President/CEO in 2013.

David became an active University of Maine Pulp and Paper Foundation (UMPPF) volunteer in 2005, when he became Treasurer and joined the Executive Committee. He has shown tremendous dedication to the success of the Foundation and its students. In 2015, GAC Chemical endowed a named scholarship with the UMPPF thanks in large part to David’s leadership. David became Chair of the Executive Committee in 2019 and Chair of the Board in 2021.

David and his wife, Amy, and have two children. Adam graduated from Husson University in 2020, and Emily graduated from UMaine in 2022. David is also an active board member of the Maine State Chamber of Commerce, the Maine International Trade Center, and Bar Harbor Bank & Trust.

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Chemical engineering, Pulp science, Paper manufacturing



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