Ashland reorganizes specialties business leadership roles

Ashland appoints LB Foster director, CRS firm executive for specialties biz

6:14 AM, 3rd August 2016
Ashland reorganizes specialties business leadership roles

WILMINGTON, US: Ashland Inc said that it has changed a series of leadership for the specialties business, intended to deliver profitable growth across business lines.

Appointments include:

Suzanne Rowland is appointed as group vice president (VP), Industrial Specialties with overall responsibility for the coatings, adhesives and other industrial end markets. She currently serves on the board of directors for LB Foster Co as the chair of the nomination and governance committee and is a founding co-chair of Women Corporate Directors Philadelphia chapter. She is also on the board of overseers for the University of Pennsylvania School of Engineering.

Rowland brings significant experience in complex industrial and materials businesses to this role driving profitable growth, developing talent, and aligning and strengthening teams. Most recently she held global leadership positions at Tyco in the highly regulated fire protection products industry.

Vito Consiglio joins the company as VP, personal and home care. Prior to joining Ashland, he served as vice president, transportation markets, Carpenter Technology Corporation (CRS). Previously he worked for Doughty Hanson and Co as vice president, commercial operations, for Norit Activated Carbon.

Consiglio brings more than 28 years of significant experience in global and Fortune 500 companies servicing a variety of specialty markets, including a 22-year focus on ingredients and materials. His experience also includes various leadership positions with Henkel, Morton International, Rohm and Haas and Danaher Corporation.

David Neuberger, who previously served as VP and general manager, North America Industrial Specialties for Ashland, has been named VP, pharmaceutical, nutrition and agriculture. He previously served in the pharmaceutical business and as director of investor relations for Ashland. During his tenure at Hercules he was director, corporate development, and also held a variety of roles in research and development, operations, marketing and finance while at W R Grace.

Neuberger also co-leads a simplification engagement team for Ashland. In this role he has demonstrated the ability to drive collaboration across functions while instilling a sense of urgency to deliver rapid results. These skills are expected to help drive higher levels of collaboration, innovation and cross-company teamwork in support of profitable growth.

"I am extremely excited about our new leadership in Ashland specialty ingredients, each leader brings unique strengths and talents to their respective roles. Their capabilities will help us capitalize on opportunities, drive growth and provide enhanced organizational focus to our three core markets of pharmaceutical, personal care and coatings,” said Fernandez-Moreno, senior vice president and president, chemicals group, Ashland.

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