Gallagher Seals CEO Honored by Montgomery College

Joe and Kathy Gallagher
Joe and Kathy Gallagher

Normally, we use this space to discuss Gallagher Fluid Seals products and services.

But today we’re sharing some good news: Gallagher CEO Joe Gallagher and his wife Kathy were honored recently for their work with Montgomery County Community College.

According to the college’s alumni magazine, the Gallaghers were inducted into the college’s Alumni Hall of Fame – as honorary alumni — at a ceremony late last year.

Joe and Kathy served as co-chairs for the college foundation’s Futures Rising Campaign, which raised $10.5 million for student scholarships and services.

“It is my pleasure to volunteer for such an incredible organization that’s doing such valuable work and getting results for its students,” Kathy said in accepting the award.

Joe thanked the college for the honor, saying the award was “rather humbling.”

Joe is also a member of the foundation’s board of directors, and helped raise more than $20,000 during his tenure as one of the chairs of of the school’s Strides for Scholarships 5K.

In 2014, the Gallaghers were awarded the Council for Resource Development’s national Community College Benefactor Award for their service to Montgomery County Community College.

Among the other inductees to the alumni hall of fame included Patrick Cunnane, president and CEO of Advanced Sports International in Philadelphia; Mary Ann Pitts, a retired math professor at the college who established a scholarship for female math majors; Jan Kargulewicz, a project manager at Vanguard. Officer Bradley Fox, a Plymouth Township policeman killed in the line of duty in 2012, received a posthumous induction into the hall of fame.

Joe Gallagher is the son of Gallagher Fluid Seals founder Walter B. Gallagher, and has been the company president since 1983. During his tenure, Gallagher Seals has established itself as one of the premiere sealing experts in the country.

Kathy Gallagher has served as the executive director of institutional advancement at the Country Day School of the Sacred Heart in Bryn Mawr since 2007.

Congratulations, Joe and Kathy!