Kraton Corp. recently announced that Marcello Boldrini, its senior vice president and Chemical segment president, has been appointed to the additional role of chief sustainability officer. In his expanded role, Boldrini will assume responsibility for Kraton's global sustainability strategy and related initiatives.

"We live in a complex, rapidly-changing world characterized by an increasing need and desire for biobased and sustainable solutions," said Kevin M. Fogarty, Kraton's president and CEO. "As a leading supplier of biobased and sustainable products to both our pine chemical and polymer markets, we believe Kraton is well-positioned to assist our customers, the markets we serve, and society as a whole in the transition toward a more sustainable future.

"Moreover, Kraton remains committed to sustainable business practices in every aspect of our business, as we believe it is a fundamental driver of long-term value creation for our shareholders. Therefore, we will continue to advance a wide range of environmental, societal, and governance-related initiatives throughout our company. Marcello's appointment to the role of Chief Sustainability Officer will ensure that our business practices, portfolio offering, and innovation programs remain aligned with the ever-evolving needs of Kraton's customers and stakeholders."

Boldrini has served as senior vice president and Chemical segment president since joining Kraton in April 2017. Prior to joining Kraton, he held leadership roles at Houghton International, Hexion/Momentive, Ashland, Quaker, and Unilever. Boldrini holds an MS in chemistry from the University of Milan, Italy, and an MBA from Bocconi University in Milan, Italy.

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