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PolyOne Names Dan Kickel as Vice President and General Manager of Its Polymer Coatings Systems Unit

Published on 2006-01-06. Author : SpecialChem

CLEVELAND -- PolyOne Corporation (NYSE: POL) announced that Dan Kickel has been named vice president and general manager of its Polymer Coatings Systems business.

Dan will lead the strategic development of the business along with overseeing the day-to-day operations of this unit. Polymer Coatings Systems manufactures liquid polymer products for a variety of end-use markets. Products include Wilflextm inks used in screen printing, specialty liquid colorants and additives for the rubber and plastics industries, and vinyl dispersions used in automotive interiors, and metal and fiberglass coatings. This business has manufacturing operations in Europe, North America, and Asia.

Most recently, Dan had been vice president of key account management for PolyOne. Prior to that, he was the chief sourcing officer for the Company. He joined The B.F. Goodrich Company in 1971, holding sales positions including national account manager, southeast regional sales director, national sales director of resins and compounds, and director of business management for Goodrich's Geon Vinyl Division. Kickel will report to W. David Wilson, chief financial officer.

"We are very excited for Dan Kickel to transition into this new role," Wilson said. "Dan brings a long history of customer focus to the position, and I am confident that Polymer Coatings Systems will progress under his leadership."

Kickel assumes this leadership role from François Coté, who has been the general manager for both the Polymer Coatings Systems and Specialty Resins units for the past few years. Coté will continue as vice president and general manager of Specialty Resins.

About PolyOne

PolyOne Corporation, with 2004 annual revenues of $2.2 billion, is a leading global compounding and North American distribution company with continuing operations in thermoplastic compounds, specialty polymer formulations, color and additive systems, and thermoplastic resin distribution. Headquartered in northeast Ohio, PolyOne has employees at manufacturing sites in North America, Europe, Asia and Australia, and joint ventures in North America and South America.

Source: PolyOne Corporation


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