Huntsman Corp. recently announced that Scott Wright will succeed James Huntsman as president of Huntsman’s Advanced Materials division, effective June 1.

Wright joined Huntsman in 1999 with the acquisition of ICI. He was most recently vice president, Europe, for the Advanced Materials division, a position to which he was appointed in 2011.

After 23 years with the company, James Huntsman has elected to step down as president of the Advanced Materials division, reportedly to pursue personal interests. He joined the corporation in 1990 and held a series of increasingly responsible manufacturing and commercial roles. He was named Advanced Materials division president in 2011.

“I am very pleased that Scott Wright has accepted the lead role in our Advanced Materials division,” said Peter Huntsman, president and CEO. “I am confident he will lead that business to new levels of success.”

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