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肯塔基州卡温顿市—亚什兰集团(纽约证交所:ASH)今日宣布亚什兰高级副总裁兼亚什兰特种添加剂总裁Luis Fernandez-Moreno将晋升为新设立的亚什兰高级副总裁兼化学品业务总裁一职。晋升后,他将继续领导亚什兰特种添加剂业务部门,同时还将担负起管理亚什兰高性能材料业务部门的职责。亚什兰特种添加剂和亚什兰高性能材料部门将继续独立运营并作为单独的业务部门报告其财务业绩。今日宣布的领导层变动并不意味着公司的策略或产品组合管理和资本分配将发生变化。

原亚什兰高级副总裁兼高性能材料总裁Theodore L. (Ted) Harris已提出辞呈并将就任另一家上市公司的首席执行官。亚什兰高性能材料的新领导将在稍后任命,并向Fernandez-Moreno汇报。

此外,亚什兰宣布,Fernandez-Moreno和亚什兰高级副总裁兼胜牌总裁Sam Mitchell将加入亚什兰集团执行委员会。

“新的领导层架构使Luis和Sam可以在公司的各种决策中发挥更大作用,”亚什兰董事长兼首席执行官William A. Wulfsohn说,“作为一名管理者,Luis工作投入、经验丰富,推动了公司全球业务的盈利增长和贯彻执行。自18个月前就任特种添加剂总裁以来,他带领该部门进行了成功的全球重组,提高了部门的竞争能力和财务绩效。”




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