Emerald Kalama Chemical, Cuyahoga Falls, OH, has appointed Shamsi P.Gravel as product line manager for its K-Flex®Plasticizers. Ms. Gravel will be responsible for leading all commercial aspects of the product line, including the R&D, sales, and support functions.

Prior to joining Emerald, Ms. Gravel served The ChemQuest Group as a senior consultant specializing in the coatings, adhesives, resins and polymer industries. She also held various business and technical roles at Bostik-Findley and National Starch.

Ms. Gravel obtained a B.S. and M.S. degree in chemical engineering from Villanova and Rutgers respectively, and an MBA from Boston University.

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