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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.

Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Vietnam reports plunging rubber exports - click to expand

Global fluoroelastomer market forecast at $1.8 billion by 2025 - click to expand

Bridgestone named GM Supplier of the Year for fifth consecutive year - click to expand

GRI unveils rubber collection center and GREENX Circle - click to expand

Cooper Standard finalizes divestiture of certain operations in Europe and India - click to expand

Freudenberg Expands Engineering Services - click to expand

Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Bridgestone donates emergency response trailer to Wilson County, Tennessee - click to expand

Lianda launches new website in preparation for 25th anniversary - click to expand

Conductive Silicone Rubber Market is estimated to reach $8.68 Billion by 2026 - click to expand

Safic-Alcan opens South African subsidiary - click to expand

Halcyon Agri receives $25 million sustainability-linked loan from Deustsche Bank for rubber plantations - click to expand

Arlanxeo goes virtual for its first global Technical Marathon - click to expand

Monday, July 6, 2020

Cooper Standard’s Fortrex technology enables PolyOne launch of next-generation elastomer - click to expand

Cooper Tire adds winter drive tire RM258 for regional haulers - click to expand

Bridgestone wins trademark dispute against Brazilian retread company New Tyre - click to expand

Cabot Corporation publishes 2019 Sustainability Report - click to expand

Pirelli introduces tire with temperature adapting compound - click to expand

Friday, July 3, 2020

Trinseo announces 2030 sustainability goals - click to expand

Michelin hires eight youth apprentices for full-time positions at Starr, SC, facility - click to expand

Book of the Day - Resistance and Stability of Polymers - click to expand

Lanxess to hold virtual annual stockholders' meeting August 27 - click to expand

Dow launches MobilityScience platform - click to expand

Thursday, July 2, 2020

Repligen to acquire Engineered Molding Technology - click to expand

Siempelkamp announces departure of CEO Christoph Michel - click to expand

Global silicone coating market forecast with a CAGR of 7 percent - click to expand

Bosch Rexroth hosts free virtual Explore the Factory of the Future event - click to expand

Trinseo strengthens CASE team with two new hires - click to expand

PolyOne launches OnColor WC Choice for wire and cable applications - click to expand

Royal DSM appoints Zhou Tao as DSM China president - click to expand

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Hankook Tire named GM Supplier of the Year by General Motors - click to expand

Global thermoplastic elastomer market forecast with a CAGR of 5.6 percent through 2025 - click to expand

Nokian Tyres invites drivers to enter their favorite road trips - click to expand

Total Cray Valley introduces aliphatic resin - click to expand

Bridgestone teams with Microsoft on intelligent tire monitoring system - click to expand

Rubber Division and Endurica partner on rubber industry training opportunities - click to expand

Market Reports

Global fluoroelastomer market forecast at $1.8 billion by 2025 - click to expand

Global automotive flooring markets forecast at $1.32 billion by 2027 - click to expand

Global OTR tire market forecast to reach $8.14 billion by 2026 - click to expand

Conductive Silicone Rubber Market is estimated to reach $8.68 Billion by 2026 - click to expand

Global silicone coating market forecast with a CAGR new 7 percent - click to expand

Global thermoplastic elastomer market forecast with a CAGR of 5.6 percent through 2025 - click to expand

Global OTR tire market anticipated to reach $26.4 billion by 2027 - click to expand

Global pressure sensitive adhesives market forecast to reach $12.8 billion by 2025 - click to expand

Outlook for the rubber economy in the face of Covid-19 - click to expand

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