MOVES: John Rolando named head of Evonik's N America subsidiary

02 April 2013 20:00  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS)--John Rolando has been named president of Evonik Corp, the North American subsidiary of Evonik Industries, the company said on Tuesday.

Rolando's appointment became effective on 1 April, the company said. He is replacing Tom Bates, who is retiring after more than 15 years at Evonik's North American arm.

Rolando was most recently president of the company's business unit, Performance Polymers North America. He was also vice president of marketing for feed additives in Germany among other roles. Rolando joined the company in 1987.

“Evonik Corp is embarking on an exciting chapter in its history, and I’m privileged to be a part of it,” Rolando said in a statement. “In the past year, Evonik Corp created the Evonik Oil & Gas Group to boost the resource-efficiency of products for the oil and gas industries and facilitate our growth within these expanding markets."

The company also began an engineering study for a methyl methacrylate (MMA) plant in Mobile Alabama, he said. Evonik should make a decision this summer.

Evonik Industries is based in Germany.

By: Al Greenwood
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