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Ashland Specialty Chemical picks Johnson for Industry Manager position

Published on 2005-07-08. Author : SpecialChem

DUBLIN, Ohio -- Thom Johnson has been selected as the new North American industry manager for Ashland Specialty Chemical's corrosion and fire resistant composite resin business. In this position, he will assume market management responsibilities for the HETRON®, DERAKANE® and AROPOL™ composite resins sold into CR/FR markets.

"Johnson's addition to the Composite Polymers Marketing Group underscores our unwavering commitment to customers and end users in the CR/FR market" said Scott Hoertz, global marketing director for Ashland Composite Polymers. "His extensive background in new business development fits perfectly with Ashland's aggressive plans for new market growth beyond traditional CR/FR applications.

Johnson comes to the Ashland Composite Polymer business with more than 20 years of specialty chemical market experience. His most recent position was with the Dow Chemical Company.

Ashland Composite Polymers, a business group of Ashland Specialty Chemical, is a leader in supplying products, processes and technologies to the global marketplace for composites and gel coats.

Ashland Specialty Chemical, a division of Ashland Inc., is a leading, worldwide supplier of specialty chemicals serving industries including adhesives, automotive, composites, metal casting, merchant marine, paint, paper, plastics, watercraft and water treatment.

Ashland Inc. (NYSE: ASH) is a Fortune 500 chemical and transportation construction company providing products, services and customer solutions throughout the world.

Source: Ashland Inc.

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