Orion Engineered Carbons implements senior leadership changes

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Orion Engineered Carbons has made some changes to its management team.

Pedro Riveros has been appointed senior vice president of global rubber carbon black and general manager for the Americas. Riveros joined Orion in June 2019 and previously held the position of senior vice president and general manager Americas. In his new role, the executive will be responsible for the company’s global rubber carbon black product line and business management in the US. He will continue to report to CEO Corning Painter.

Sandra Niewiem is now senior vice president of global specialty carbon black and general manager for the EMEA region. Niewiem joined Orion in December 2013 and previously held the position of vice president global product management and business development specialty carbon black. In her new role, she will be responsible for the global specialty carbon black product line and business operations in the EMEA region. She also continues to report to Corning Painter.

Orion has named Michael Reers as the new chief administration officer. Reers joined Orion in September 2012 and was previously senior vice president and group controller. As chief administration officer he will be globally responsible for IT and carbon black oil procurement. He will also report to Painter.

 

“These leaders have demonstrated excellent capabilities and a bias for action. In their new roles they can further expand their contributions to Orion and our valued customers,” said Painter.

Meanwhile Erik Thiry, formerly senior vice president rubber carbon black, has left the company to pursue other professional interests.

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