KRATON Polymers LLC has announced the appointment of Michael Evans as vice president of its Asia Pacific region. In this role, Evans will focus on developing new capabilities and growing company business in this region. He will report to George Gregory, CEO and president of KRATON. "We at KRATON are committed to the Asia Pacific region and seek to expand our presence there," Gregory says. "Michael Evans has the leadership, regional knowledge and vision needed to ensure the success and growth of our business in this area." Evans is a 1981 graduate of the University of California, Davis, where he earned a B.S. in economics.