HEXPOL Compounding Americas Announces Leadership Changes
BURTON, Ohio – HEXPOL Compounding Americas (HCA), under the leadership of President and CEO, Gary Moore, has announced key changes to its Executive Leadership Team.
Bruce Wynd has been promoted from Director of Automotive to Chief Commercial Officer. Wynd will be supported by four Commercial Directors who will be responsible for the Automotive, Specialty, Industrial, and Silicone/Performance Additives markets. Saul Reyes will replace Wynd as the Director of Automotive, Chris Airhart will continue as the Director of Industrial, Chris Poirier will continue to direct the Silicone and Additives business, and newly hired Brad Donat will serve as the Director of Specialty. These four market Directors will be supported by a highly skilled commercial and technical team.
“Bruce is a terrific leader with a depth of experience in technology, supply chain, and commercial management. His industry knowledge is unparalleled at HEXPOL Compounding Americas and we are thrilled he has agreed to lead the Commercial Teams,” said Gary Moore.
Newly hired Brad Donat has over 30 years of industry experience and has served in various leadership roles within the Chemical Marketplace. He most recently served as the Senior Account Manager, Carbon Black, for the Cabot Corporation based in Boston, MA.
“We are honored to have Brad join HEXPOL Compounding Americas,” said Wynd. “We are confident that his background of commercial success, market knowledge and experience will benefit HEXPOL’s customers and drive our growth in the Specialty marketplace.”
Current Purchasing and Supply Chain Director, Ellen Clunk, has been promoted to Chief Procurement Officer and will manage all aspects of the HCA supply chain. She has been with the organization for over 13 years, having started as a development chemist and then shifting into various purchasing roles within the company.
Additional changes to the HCA Leadership include the promotion of Andrew Chan from Director of Operations of the South and West regions, to the newly formed position of Chief Operations Officer. Chan will be supported by two Operations Directors, Ernesto Gutierrez overseeing HCA’s three Mexico sites, along with newly hired Kevin Brown overseeing HCA’s five Northern sites along with its two West Coast sites. Chan will also lead the Business Systems, Continuous Improvement and Engineering/Maintenance teams.
Kevin Brown joins HCA from Morgan Truck Body where he served as the Sr. Regional Director of Operations. Brown has over 25 years of industry experience which include leadership positions in Plant Management, Quality Control, and Operations.
“Kevin Brown’s exceptional leadership and organizational skills will truly benefit HEXPOL Compounding Americas Operations Team,” said Chan. “He is a hands-on manufacturing professional who truly understands continuous improvement, culture development and problem-solving.”
Moore also noted that, “These organizational changes will allow HEXPOL Compounding Americas to have clear visibility on the current and future needs of its customers.”
About HEXPOL Compounding Americas
HEXPOL Compounding Americas is a division of HEXPOL AB headquartered in Malmo, Sweden. HEXPOL is the leading global developer and manufacturer of quality polymer compounds. The company provides proprietary and standard rubber compounding solutions for an array of applications in multiple industries and markets.