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PolyOne Names Dr. Willie Chien Vice President for Asian Business

Published on 2007-12-27. Author : SpecialChem

CLEVELAND -- PolyOne Corporation, a leading global provider of specialized polymer materials, services and solutions, announced that Dr. Willie Chien has been elected an officer of the company and promoted to vice president of Color and Engineered Materials - Asia. Dr. Chien has served as general manager, Color and Engineered Materials - Asia since he joined PolyOne in June 2005.

"Willie knows how to develop our business and our people," said Stephen D. Newlin, chairman, president and chief executive officer. "Under his leadership, our Asian business team has delivered superior, double-digit growth in both revenue and earnings in this dynamic marketplace. This appointment is a reflection of significant accomplishment."

Globalization is a key component of PolyOne's overall strategy, and expansion in Asia is a top priority. Since Dr. Chien's arrival, operating income from the region has more than doubled and sales have increased more than 30 percent.

Prior to joining PolyOne, Dr. Chien worked for several Western multinational corporations, including Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, Ciba and Huntsman Corporation, where he held senior management positions.

Dr. Chien holds a doctorate in polymer processing from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst; a master of science degree from Polytechnic Institute of New York; and a bachelor of science degree from National Taiwan University.

About PolyOne

PolyOne Corporation, with 2006 annual revenues of approximately $2.6 billion, is a leading global provider of specialized polymer materials, services and solutions. Headquartered in northeast Ohio, PolyOne has operations in North America, Europe, Asia and Australia, and joint ventures in North America and South America.

Source: PolyOne

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