Trinseo (NYSE: TSE), a global materials solutions provider and manufacturer of plastics, latex binders and synthetic rubber, today announced that Philip R. Martens and Ruth Springham will join the company’s Board of Directors, effective September 1, 2016.
Phil Martens is the former CEO of Novelis, an $11 billion aluminum producer based in the U.S. In 2013, Martens received the CEO of the Year award at the Platt Global Metals Awards. Prior to joining Novelis, Martens held various senior executive roles at ArvinMeritor and Ford Motor Company. Mr. Martens serves as Chairman of the Board of Graphic Packaging Holding Company (NYSE: GPK), a leading provider of packaging solutions for a wide variety of products to food, beverage and other consumer products companies, where he has been director since November 2013. Additionally, he has been a director at Plexus Corporation (NASDAQ: PLXS) since November 2010. Mr. Martens holds an MBA from the University of Michigan and a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from Virginia Polytechnic Institute.
“We are extremely pleased to welcome directors of Phil and Ruth’s caliber to the Trinseo Board of Directors,” said Chris Pappas, president and CEO of Trinseo. “Phil has extensive senior executive experience at manufacturing companies with worldwide operations as well as significant public board experience. Ruth’s directorship experiences will provide Trinseo with ongoing corporate governance expertise. Phil and Ruth will be valuable additions to our continued development as an independent publicly traded company.”
Trinseo (NYSE: TSE) is a global materials solutions provider and manufacturer of plastics, latex binders, and synthetic rubber. We are focused on delivering innovative and sustainable solutions to help our customers create products that touch lives every day — products that are intrinsic to how we live our lives — across a wide range of end-markets, including automotive, appliances, consumer electronics, medical devices, electrical, building and construction, textile, paper and board, footwear and tires. Trinseo had approximately $4.4 billion in net sales in 2017, with 16 manufacturing sites around the world, and approximately 2,200 employees. For more information visit www.trinseo.com
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