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Eliokem Appoints Regional Directors (8/10/09)

August 10, 2009

Eliokem, a global specialty chemicals company, has announced the appointment of regional directors in the U.S., India, China and Asia Pacific as part of its global strategy.

John Malloy has been appointed regional director for the U.S. Malloy joined Eliokem in 2002 as director of Finance and Administration. Prior to joining Eliokem, he worked for 13 years with Deloitte & Touche in accounting, auditing and business consulting with manufacturing and industrial companies. Malloy obtained a bachelor’s degree in business with dual majors in accounting and finance from the John Carroll University and is a CPA.

Lester Liu has been appointed regional director for China. Liu joined Eliokem in 2004 as manager of the company’s new state-of-the-art plant in Ningbo (China). In 2007, he was promoted as China manufacturing manager in charge of a new project based in Caojing, Shanghai. Liu started his career in 1992 at Epson, a leading Japanese printer company. In 1998, he moved to Exxon Mobil, the world-leading petrochemical company, and in 2001 he became general manager of a company affiliated to Exxon Mobil Corp. Liu is a graduate of the South China University of Technology with a B.S. in mechanical engineering. He also holds an MBA from Zhejiang Gongshang University – China.

Deepak Birje has been appointed regional director for India. Birje started his career in 1982 as sales representative at Shandilya Chemicals Pvt Ltd. (Mumbai). In 1984, he moved to the Plastichemicals Co., an indenting house for synthetic rubber and chemicals, as product manager. In 1998, he set up the India liaison office for Goodyear Chemicals (later Eliokem) where he was responsible for the sales and marketing of products manufactured in the Le Havre, Akron, and Ningbo plants. He was involved in Eliokem’s acquisition of Apar's Polymer Division Valia Plant in India in 2008. Birje holds a B.S. in chemistry from the Bombay University. He also obtained a diploma in business management from Bombay University.

Terence Poon has been appointed regional director for Asia Pacific (except China and India). Poon started his career in the chemicals business in 1976 with several trading and manufacturing companies, including Jardines, ICI and Rhone Poulenc, before joining Goodyear (Eliokem) in 1983. He has worked in different functional capacities including sales and marketing, business development, operations and general management. Poon studied chemistry in Hong Kong and completed an MBA in the U.S. He has lived and worked in Singapore since 1996.

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