Ashland Inc. recently announced a series of leadership changes for the Specialties business intended to deliver profitable growth across business lines.

Suzanne B. Rowland has joined the company as group vice president, Industrial Specialties, with overall responsibility for the coatings, adhesives and other industrial end markets. She reportedly brings significant experience in complex industrial and materials businesses to this role. She most recently she held global leadership positions at Tyco in the fire protection products industry.

Vito Consiglio has joined Ashland as vice president, Personal and Home Care. Consiglio brings more than 28 years of experience in global and Fortune 500 companies, servicing a variety of specialty markets, including a 22-year focus on ingredients and materials. Prior to joining Ashland, he served as vice president, Transportation Markets, Carpenter Technology Corp.

David Neuberger, who previously served as vice president and general manager, North America Industrial Specialties for Ashland, has been named vice president Pharmaceutical, Nutrition and Agriculture. He previously served in the Pharmaceutical business and as director of investor relations for Ashland.

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5. Musa Promoted to Ashland CTO