Co-CEO & Chief Financial Officer
Prior to joining DMC, he was Corporate Controller with the Lubrizol Corporation — a global specialty chemicals company owned by Berkshire Hathaway — where he was responsible for corporate accounting, consolidation and financial reporting functions, and oversight of internal controls. Prior to Berkshire Hathaway’s 2011 acquisition of Lubrizol, Kuta held a variety of financial roles at the Lubrizol Corporation, including managing quarterly and annual public company filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Following the transaction, he played a lead role in integrating Lubrizol’s financial reporting into Berkshire Hathaway. Kuta built and managed financial operations for dispersed global operations at Lubrizol and previously at Lincoln Electric.
Kuta is experienced in managing a variety of complex financing transactions and assisting in the development of long-range strategic business unit growth plans. He has expertise in integrating mergers and acquisitions, managing capital structure, debt and equity financing, building and developing financial teams, and providing financial and operational leadership. His industry experience spans industrial, energy, and petrochemical sectors.
Kuta earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Kent State University. He is a CPA and holds a Master of Business Administration in finance from Case Western Reserve University.