"Seeking to unite"
Bill Laughlin
Bill Laughlin
Zygoquest Group
316 Kirk Lane
Media, PA 19063
Phone: (484) 682-7607
Email: blaughlin@zygoquest.com

About Bill Laughlin, CPA

Bill Laughlin is arguably one of the most knowledgeable and experienced experts in the corrugated and value-added packaging products industries. Having worked for the most acquisitive buyers in the industry, he has a firm grasp on buyer expectations and flexibility. He has personally negotiated more than 110 transactions and been involved in the financial and operational due diligence for more than 500 other transactions.

During his 40 years as an executive, Bill has also had extensive M&A experience in the office equipment industry, health services, aerospace, and other industries. He has had top level operational responsibilities in foodservice equipment manufacturing, corrugated and packaging, and office equipment industries. He has also served as a CFO for two organizations.

Bill Laughlin is an expert in the following areas:

  • Strategic Planning and Execution
  • Acquisitions, Valuation, Due Diligence
  • Corporate Finance and Accounting
  • Field Financial Operations
  • Operating Company overall leadership
  • Cash and Profit Growth
  • Negotiation, Troubleshooting, Problem Solving
  • Control and Expense Management
  • Financial Models, Tools, Systems

  • Executive Vice-President of Supply One, Inc. - Laughlin spearheaded and consummated 40 acquisitions in the packaging arena for one of the largest independent suppliers of corrugated and packaging products and services in the United States with total revenue of $1.4 billion. Laughlin was one of three founders and original owners of Supply One.
  • Executive-Vice-President of Zygoquest Group - Laughlin previously worked with Dudek to represent and consummate many transactions in the office equipment and IT Managed Services industries.
  • Vice-President of Acquisitions of Unisource Worldwide - Laughlin spearheaded and consummated 70 acquisitions in the packaging arena with aggregate revenue of $1 billion for the largest independent distributor of fine and industrial paper with total revenue of $7 billion.
  • Vice-President of Alco Standard Corporation - Laughlin was responsible for the operational and financial due diligence for approximately 500 acquisitions for this $15 billion diversified conglomerate. Laughlin developed its Mexican acquisition strategy and acquired 20 Mexican companies; served as interim CFO for European operations and completed acquisitions in Germany, Austria, and Denmark.
  • Audit Partner at Touche Ross & Co. - Laughlin was the Senior technical partner for Pennsylvania, South Jersey, and Delaware offices for this former Big 8 Accounting Firm, now part of Deloitte - the #1 accounting firm in the world.

Education and Licenses

  • BS – Accounting
    • Drexel University       Philadelphia       1967
  • Certified Public Accountant
    • Hawaii       1968
    • Pennsylvania       1969