Albemarle names Dow Corning executive as VP, chief tax counsel

Albemarle names Dow Corning executive as VP, chief tax counsel

6:22 AM, 3rd June 2016
Albemarle names Dow Corning executive as VP, chief tax counsel
Brian Tessin appointed as vice president for tax & chief tax counsel, Albemarle Corporation. (File photo)

CHARLOTTE, US: Albemarle Corporation has appointed Dow Corning Corporation executive Brian Tessin, as vice president (VP) for tax & chief tax counsel, reporting to Scott Tozier, chief financial officer. He will join the company by September and succeed Richard Fishman, who will retire at the end of this year.

In this role, Tessin will be responsible for overall leadership of the company's global tax organisation, including the design and implementation of a global tax policy and strategy.

Tessin is a seasoned tax executive with over 23 years of industry and public accounting experience. He has been employed by Dow Corning Corporation for the last 19 years and serves as the company's corporate vice president, tax.  Additionally, he has been heavily involved in the ownership restructuring transaction between The Dow Chemical Company and Corning Inc.

“We are pleased that Brian will be joining Albemarle's corporate finance team," said Tozier. "We are excited about the contribution his background and expertise will afford the company as we move forward.”

Expressing gratitude for Fishman's service, Tozier said, “During his 10 years of dedicated service, Rich made invaluable contributions to Albemarle's success, growth and shareholder value. His committed leadership of the tax and treasury organisations endeared him to both his team and the entire Albemarle family.”

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