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Campbell, Merriman and Seelbach Elected to the Board of Directors of OMNOVA Solutions Inc.

Published on 2008-03-31. Author : SpecialChem

FAIRLAWN, Ohio -- OMNOVA Solutions has announced that its shareholders have re-elected Edward P. Campbell and William R. Seelbach and elected Michael J. Merriman to serve as directors of the Company. All will serve three-year terms expiring at the 2011 Annual Meeting of Shareholders.

Edward P. Campbell is Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Nordson Corporation, Westlake, Ohio (an international manufacturer of industrial application equipment). Mr. Campbell has been a director of OMNOVA Solutions since October 1999 and chairs the Compensation and Corporate Governance Committee.

Michael J. Merriman has been a business consultant for Product Launch Ventures, LLC (a company which he founded in 2004 to pursue consumer product opportunities and provide business advisory services) since November 2007. From November 2006 until its sale in November 2007, Mr. Merriman served as Chief Executive Officer of The Lamson & Sessions Co. (a manufacturer of thermoplastic conduit, fittings and electrical switch and outlet boxes). Previously, Mr. Merriman served as Chief Financial Officer of American Greetings Corporation and as President and Chief Executive Officer of Royal Appliance Mfg. Co./Dirt Devil Inc. Mr. Merriman replaces David A. Daberko, who retired from the OMNOVA Solutions Board of Directors effective March 19, 2008. Mr. Merriman will serve on the Compensation and Corporate Governance Committee.

William R. Seelbach has been an Operating Executive of the Riverside Company (a large private equity firm investing in premier companies at the smaller end of the middle market) since January 2007. Prior to that, Mr. Seelbach served as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Ohio Aerospace Institute and as President of Brush Engineered Materials, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio. Mr. Seelbach has been a director of OMNOVA Solutions since April 2002 and is a member of the Compensation and Corporate Governance Committee.

OMNOVA Solutions Inc. is a technology-based company with 2007 sales of approximately $746 million and a current workforce of 2,850 employees worldwide. OMNOVA is an innovator of emulsion polymers, specialty chemicals, and decorative and functional surfaces for a variety of commercial, industrial and residential end uses.

Source: OMNOVA Solutions Inc.


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