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Geon Performance Solutions appoints Tracy Garrison chief executive officer

  11/12/2019 - Avon Lake, OH - Geon Performance Solutions announced the appointment of Tracy Garrison as the company’s new chief executive officer, effective January 2020. Garrison will assume the role held by interim CEO, David Mezzanotte, a director of SK Capital Partners. “Tracy has a terrific record of driving growth at businesses he has led, most recently at Hexpol Compounding Americas, which operates 20 factories in the United States and Mexico, and employs more than 2,000 associates,” said Jack Norris, managing director of SK Capital. “His combination of industry experience and leadership skills will help launch GPS into a new growth trajectory.” “I am truly honored and excited to lead an organization with the heritage and potential of Geon,” Garrison stated. “I look forward to partnering with SK Capital, the executive team and all GPS associates to leverage the company’s unique product portfolio, strong market position and exceptional talent in executing our growth strategy.” Garrison comes to Geon having most recently served as president and chief executive officer of Hexpol Compounding Americas, the leading subsidiary of publicly traded Hexpol AB with strong global market positions in rubber and advanced polymer compounding. Previously, he spent five years at Rhein Chemie Corporation, where he led their commercial organization as a vice president of sales and marketing. Additionally, Garrison held a business development manager role at MA Hanna. He holds a B.S. in Chemistry from the University of Tennessee Martin, and began his career at Colonial Rubber Works. Following Garrison’s start, Mezzanotte will remain closely involved to support a successful transition and will continue to serve as a member of the company’s board of directors.

Monday, December 9, 2019

Dunlop Sport Maxx tires are factory standard on Subaru S209 - click to expand

Wacker launches two anti-misting silicone release coatings for high-speed coaters - click to expand

Denray Tire will join Michelin Retread Technologies - click to expand

Bridgestone plans to create Bridgestone Innovation Park in Kodaira, Japan - click to expand

Global nitrile butadiene rubber (NBR) latex market forecast with a CAGR of 15.4 percent - click to expand

Friday, December 6, 2019

Automotive tubeless tire market forecast at $196 billion by 2024 - click to expand

Book of the Day: USA Rubber & Tire Industry Patents 2015-2017 - click to expand

Star Thermoplastic Alloys & Rubbers elevates Steve Samluk and Dr. Krishna Venkataswamy to key executive roles - click to expand

Yokohama Tire's 712L long haul drive tire now meets severe snow service standard - click to expand

Trinseo elects Beach Lin and Tomkins to its board of directors - click to expand

Thursday, December 5, 2019

U.S. Silica announces price increase on industrial and specialty products - click to expand

Goodyear begins intelligent tire pilot program with European fleets - click to expand

IISRP to honor synthetic rubber industry leader Dr. Gary Marsh - click to expand

November forecast shows U.S. tire shipments expected to increase in 2019 - click to expand

Continental launches agriculture tire app for end customers and dealers - click to expand

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

USTMA urges nationwide action to grow and develop sustainable, circular scrap tire market - click to expand

Chemical deflasher market forecast with a CAGR of 4.2 percent through 2027 - click to expand

International Rubber Study Group issues call for papers for rubber-related economic research - click to expand

ARPM to serve as U.S. technical advisor to ISO TC 45/SC 1 - click to expand

Rubber Division, ACS announces 2020 training course schedule - click to expand

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Cooper Tire and Sailun Vietnam celebrate first tire at joint venture plant - click to expand

Trelleborg finalizes acquisition of U.S.-based Tritec Seal - click to expand

Mitsubishi Chemical to acquire the TPU business of AdvanSource Biomaterials - click to expand

Evonik focuses on additives for plastics and rubber recycling - click to expand

Liquid silicone rubber market forecast with a CAGR of 9 percent through 2025 - click to expand

Apollo Tyres enters Saudi Arabia through cooperation with Al-Jomaih Tyres - click to expand

Monday, December 2, 2019

Birla Carbon and CHASM Advanced Materials enter joint development agreement to develop Nanotube Enhanced Carbons - click to expand

Michelin X Line Energy D+ tire now available to replacement market - click to expand

BASF officially launched its smart Verbund project in China - click to expand

Fort Wayne Rubber & Plastics Group announces Casino Night holiday party - click to expand

Market Reports

Global plasticizers market forecast at $16.7 billion by 2024 - click to expand

Specialty hose market forecast to reach $2.3 billion by 2025 - click to expand

Global nitrile butadiene rubber (NBR) latex market forecast with a CAGR of 15.4% - click to expand

Automotive tubeless tire market forecast at $196 billion by 2024 - click to expand

November forecast shows U.S. tire shipments expected to increase in 2019 - click to expand

Liquid silicone rubber market forecast with a CAGR of 9% through 2025 - click to expand

Chemical deflasher market forecast with a CAGR of 4.2% through 2027 - click to expand

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