Orion Engineered Carbons strengthens executive management team

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Specialty carbon black supplier Orion Engineered Carbons has made several new appointments within its executive management team. The new team members will be based in Orion’s principal executive offices in Houston, Texas, USA.

Carlos Quinones (below left), who has over 25 years of experience in the chemical industry, has been appointed senior VP of global operations.

“Carlos has deep chemical manufacturing experience across a number of operations including high temperature reactions, waste heat optimization and high reliability systems,” said Corning Painter, CEO of Orion.

“Carlos will strengthen our leadership to advance our plant productivity and reliability to new heights.”

Pedro Riveros (below right) has been named as the new senior vice president and general manager for the Americas. He joins following a long career at Air Products and Chemicals, where he held numerous business and general management roles in North and South America and managed large P&L’s.

Painter commented, “Pedro is an excellent business leader with a track record of accomplishment in each of his various positions. He is very experienced in business management and strategy, applications development and selling, and working across functions to deliver value to customers. He will bring outstanding leadership to the Orion Americas team.”

Patrick Tuttle (below) is the new senior VP of global human resources. Tuttle was most recently vice president and chief human resources officer for ESAB, a global manufacturer of welding supplies, and previously served as vice president of human resources and strategic business partner for Reichhold, one of the world’s largest manufacturers of unsaturated polyester resins. He has over 20 years’ experience in human resources in international roles.

“We are pleased to have Patrick join our team at Orion. His exceptional background in human resources will be invaluable to driving our strategic growth and value enhancement initiatives,” said Painter.

Meanwhile, senior vice president of specialty carbon blacks, Dr Claudine Mollenkopf, will be leaving the company to pursue other business opportunities. Her role will be re-assigned within Orion.

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