Adhesives & Sealants Headlines


The Board of Directors of KRATON Polymers recently appointed one of its members to the position of CEO. George B. Gregory succeeds Stephen M. Wood, who is transitioning from CEO to the role of vice chairman. Private investment firms Texas Pacific Group (TPG) and JPMorgan Partners (JPMP), the private equity arm of J.P. Morgan Chase & Co., purchased KRATON Polymers from Ripplewood Holdings LLC in Dec. 2003. Gregory comes to KRATON from KoSa, one of the world's largest producers of polyester resins, fibers and intermediates, where he served as CEO and president. While there, Gregory spearheaded the transformation of KoSa into a standalone, low-cost, entrepreneurial leader in its industry. KoSa's revenues exceeded $2 billion in 2003, with 15 plants in five countries and more than 6,000 employees. Gregory left KoSa in April 2004 when the firm merged with Invista and relocated its headquarters to Wichita, KS. Gregory previously held various positions at Koch Industries, Inc., Monitor Co. and DuPont. He holds an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and a B.A. in Chemistry from Harvard College.

Did you enjoy this article? Click here to subscribe to Adhesives & Sealants Industry Magazine.

You must login or register in order to post a comment.



Image Galleries

ASI April 2014 Photo Gallery

Our April 2014 issue is now available!


ExxonMobil Tackifier Expansion

Dwight Tozer, vice president of ExxonMobil’s Adhesion Industry business, discusses the company’s latest tackifier expansion project with Editor-in-Chief Susan Sutton.

More Podcasts

Adhesives & Sealants Industry Magazine

ASI May 2015 cover

2015 May

You won't want to miss our May issue, with a special packaging-focused Adhesives at Work section, as well as coverage of pressure-sensitive adhesives (PSAs), biorenewable feedstocks, and more!

Table Of Contents Subscribe

Better Jobs

Is the economy prompting you to consider leaving your job for a better one?
View Results Poll Archive


Handbook of Sealant Technology

The Handbook of Sealant Technology provides an in-depth examination of sealants, reviewing their historical developments and fundamentals, adhesion theories and properties, and today’s wide range of applications.

More Products

ASI 2014 Buyers GuideASI's Buyers' Guide

Annual purchasing resource for equipment used in the manufacture/formulation of adhesives, sealants, pressure sensitives, tapes and labels and for application of finished adhesives. 


facebook_40px twitter_40  youtube_40pxlinkedin_40 google+ icon ASI 30px

Clear Seas Research

With access to over one million professionals and more than 60 industry-specific publications, Clear Seas Research offers relevant insights from those who know your industry best. Let us customize a market research solution that exceeds your marketing goals.