Emerald Performance Materials
has appointed Edward T. Gotch as president of its Polymer Additives division, reporting
to the company’s Board of Directors. Gotch previously served as president of
Emerald’s Kalama Chemical division, and was responsible for the successful
growth and diversification of the Kalama portfolio. He will continue in his
leadership role for the Kalama division in addition to his new responsibilities
for Polymer Additives.
Gotch earned his B.S. in
chemical engineering from the University
of Toledo and his M.B.A. from Case Western
He has served Emerald and its predecessor companies in corporate financial
planning and analysis and general management roles, and held key positions at several
plant operating units in the U.S.
and in Asia.
Emerald Polymer Additives is a leading producer of antioxidants and
accelerators for rubber, plastics and lubricant applications. Key products
include TMQ (Resin D), BBTS and OBTS. The division also produces nitrile latex, a rubber-like synthetic water-based
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