Kraton Performance Polymers Inc. recently announced the appointment of Anna Cheng Catalano to its Board of Directors. Catalano served in various senior executive capacities with BP plc (formerly Amoco Corp.) from 1979 until 2003, including group vice president, Global Marketing, and group vice president, Emerging Markets. She currently serves on the boards of Willis Group Holdings, Mead Johnson Nutrition and Chemtura Corp., and as an advisory board member of the Kellogg Innovation Network of Northwestern University.

“We are extremely pleased to welcome Anna Cheng Catalano to Kraton’s board,” said Dan F. Smith, board chairman. “Anna has an extensive international background and significant expertise in marketing, sales operations, strategic planning and global business development. We look forward to the benefit of her experience, vision and leadership on the board, as Kraton continues to expand its international presence.”

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