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A. Schulman launches Polybatch® Easypour masterbatches to enhance the performance of liquid packaging

AKRON, OH – February 22, 2017 – A. Schulman, Inc. (Nasdaq: SHLM) announces its latest material innovation, EasyPour additive masterbatches to enhance customer experience by improving the dispensing of liquids from stand up pouches and other packaging formats. A. Schulman developed the Polybatch® EasyPour product family to manage interactions between the inner surface of plastic packaging and its contents. Optimizing polymer surface properties enables contents to flow more smoothly; resulting in improved dispensing...Read more

A. Schulman Joins Coalition to Advance Low Pressure ANG Technology for Motor Vehicles

A. Schulman to join the coalition with Adsorbed Natural Gas Products, Inc. (ANGP), United Technologies Research Center (UTRC), and Ingevity Corporation to develop and produce the world’s first commercially viable, conformable Type IV adsorbent-based low pressure natural gas (ANG) storage tank for motor vehicles. AKRON, Ohio, February 20, 2017 -- A. Schulman, Inc. (Nasdaq: SHLM), a leading international supplier of high-performance plastic compounds, masterbatches, powders and resins, today announced that A....Read more

A. Schulman adds experienced sales operations executive to further bolster global sales function

Stacey L. Marsh to Drive Productivity, Efficiency and Effectiveness of Sales Organization AKRON, Ohio – January 30, 2017 – A. Schulman, Inc. (Nasdaq: SHLM) announced today Stacey L. Marsh has joined the Company as its operational sales director. Marsh (46) will manage the support resources that are critical to enhancing the customer experience, while driving sales force productivity and growth around the world. This includes the sales process optimization, sales program implementation, and customer segmentation,...Read more

A. Schulman extends distribution agreement with Solvay for Ixef® PARA, Omnix® HPPA and Kalix® HPPA high-performance polymers

AKRON, Ohio – January 26th, 2017 – A. Schulman Inc. (Nasdaq-GS: SHLM), a leading international supplier of high-performance plastic compounds, powders, composites and resins, today announced that it is extending its distribution agreement with Solvay for three of the company’s High-Performance Polyamides (HPPA), which include Ixef® polyarylamide (PARA), Omnix® HPPA and Kalix® HPPA, and will now be serving all European, Middle Eastern and African countries, with the exception of Italy. “We are proud that Solvay has...Read more

A. Schulman protects critical vehicle sensors with Schulamid® 612 GF 33 H2

AKRON, Ohio – January 9, 2017– A. Schulman, Inc. (Nasdaq: SHLM) today announced that it has recently launched Schulamid® 612 GF 33 H2, a tailored Polyamide 612 (PA 612) grade which provides superior protective performance for automotive sensor housings. Today’s cars contain an increasing number of sensors that monitor multiple vehicle details to support advanced driver assistance systems with data, warning against potential dangers and spare drivers the effort of dealing with certain tasks. As a result, the...Read more

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Joseph M. Gingo

Chief Executive Officer and President

Joseph M. Gingo is Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President of A. Schulman, from whom he served in this capacity from 2008-2014. From 2014 until 2016, he served as the Company’s Chairman of the Board. Previously, Mr. Gingo was employed at the Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company for more than 40 years. From June 2003 through December 2007, he was Executive Vice President, Quality Systems and Chief Technical Officer at Goodyear. In this role he was responsible for Goodyear's Research, Tire Technology and Engineering and Quality organizations. Prior to that, he held numerous domestic and international leadership positions in the company's technical organization and business units including Asia, Aviation Products, Off-The-Road Tires, Engineered Products and Racing. Mr. Gingo earned a bachelor's degree in chemical engineering from Case Institute of Technology (now Case Western Reserve University), and a law degree from the University of Akron. He received a master's degree in business management from the Sloan Fellowship program at Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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Gary A. Miller

Chief Operating Officer

Gary A. Miller is the Chief Operating Officer for A. Schulman. In this role, he is responsible for the efficiency and effectiveness of the Company's global operations. He joined A. Schulman in 2008 as its Vice President, Global Supply Chain and Chief Procurement Officer. Previously, Mr. Miller was with The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company for more than 40 years, including responsibility for the company’s global purchasing activities for 16 years. His positions at Goodyear included Vice President and Chief Procurement Officer for the company and president of Goodyear/SRI, Global Purchasing Company, a joint venture between Goodyear and Sumitomo Rubber Industries, Ltd. Mr. Miller earned a bachelor's degree in chemical engineering from the University of Cincinnati, and has completed the Advanced Management Program at Harvard University; the Executive Program at Darden Graduate School of Business Administration, University of Virginia; and Kellogg School for Graduate Studies, Northwestern University.

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Gary Phillips

Chief Commercial Officer

Gary Phillips serves as the Company’s Chief Commercial Officer. In this role, he is responsible for driving profitable revenue growth on a global basis. Prior to joining A. Schulman, Mr. Phillips served as the vice president and general manager of Comcast Cable in West Palm Beach, Florida. From 2001 through 2012, he held various roles of increasing responsibility with Centurylink – and its predecessor company Qwest Communications – where he ultimately served as the vice president of business markets/central region. He began his career with Motorola Corporation in 1983, before taking leadership roles with MCI Telecommunications Corp, eSpire Communications and Metromedia Fiber Network/AboveNet Communications. Phillips received a Bachelor of Arts in Managerial Economics from Marietta College.

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Derek Bristow

Senior Vice President and General Manager, Asia Pacific

Derek Bristow is Senior Vice President and General Manager, Asia Pacific, for A. Schulman. Mr. Bristow joined A. Schulman with the Company’s acquisition of ICO, Inc. in 2010. During his 12-year tenure with ICO, he held various leadership positions before ultimately being named ICO’s President, Europe and Asia in 2008. Mr. Bristow holds a master of business administration degree from Deakin University, Australia, a post-bachelor’s degree in polymer engineering from the University of Stellenbosch, South Africa, and a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Natal University, South Africa.

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Heinrich Lingnau

Senior Vice President and General Manager, EMEA

Heinrich Lingnau serves as A. Schulman’s Senior Vice President and General Manager, EMEA. Mr. Lingnau, who has served in this capacity since 2013, joined A. Schulman in 1999 as a regional business leader in engineered plastics before transitioning into various management-level positions within the Company’s European operations. Prior to joining A. Schulman, he spent 11 years at DuPont where his positions included product management and market development for various business units in Europe. Mr. Lingnau received a degree in mechanical engineering with a focus on plastic technology from the University of Aachen/Germany.

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Gustavo Pérez

Senior Vice President and General Manager, Latin America

Gustavo Pérez is A. Schulman’s Senior Vice President and General Manager, Latin America. From 2010 to 2015, he served as the Company’s General Manager and Chief Operating Officer of the Americas. Since joining A. Schulman in 1995 as a Finance Manager of the Mexican subsidiary, Mr. Pérez has held various leadership positions, including General Manager, Masterbatch for the Company’s North America operations from 2008 to 2010. Prior to joining A. Schulman, he was an Audit Manager at PricewaterhouseCoopers. Mr. Pérez holds a master of business administration degree from the University of Quebec in Montreal and is a certified public accountant.

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Frank Roederer

Senior Vice President and General Manager, US, Canada and Engineered Composites

Frank Roederer is Senior Vice President and General Manager of both the Company’s United States and Canada business and its Engineered Composites business. Mr. Roederer has held various global positions of increasing responsibility since being named the Company’s specialty powders (“SP”) business unit director in 2013. Prior to joining A. Schulman, he was the general manager of strategic planning and corporate performance management for SABIC, after overseeing W.R. Grace & Co.’s supply chain in Europe, Middle East and Asia for three years. He began his career at The Dow Chemical Company in 1996, where he held various global leadership positions throughout his 10-year tenure. He holds an operations management and marketing degree from Fachhochschule Offenburg, and a master of business administration from Schiller International University.

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Europe, Middle East, Africa
Jasmin Bisch
Marketing Communications Manager
jasmin.bisch@aschulman.com

USA, Canada, Latin America
Annamaija Bergius
Marketing Communications Manager
annamaija.bergius@aschulman.com

 

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