Covestro LLC recently announced that Aleta Richards will succeed Christine Bryant as head of commercial operations for its North American Coatings, Adhesives and Specialties (CAS) business, effective February 1. Richards’ appointment follows a recent communication in which Bryant was named the new head of polyurethanes in North America, effective the same date. In her new role, Richards will join the Covestro North American leadership team.

Having started her career at Covestro (then part of Bayer) in 1990, Richards has more than 20 years’ experience in marketing, sales, human resources and general management. Currently, Richards serves as head of regional product management for the North American polycarbonates business.

“I’m looking forward to taking on a greater leadership role and rejoining my friends and colleagues in CAS,” said Richards. “This is an exciting time to be at Covestro, where the increased focus on innovation and sustainability is taking our global business in a bold, new direction. I’m grateful for the opportunity to lead a team that is at the forefront of this movement regionally.”

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