PolyOne elects retired Halyard Health CEO as new director

PolyOne elects retired Halyard Health CEO as new director

5:48 AM, 9th March 2018
PolyOne elects retired Halyard Health CEO as new director

CLEVELAND, US: PolyOne Corporation (POL) said that its board of directors has elected
Robert Abernathy as an independent director. He will serve on the audit committee. 

Abernathy is the retired chairman and CEO of Halyard Health Inc, a medical technology company specializing in eliminating pain, speeding recovery and preventing infections for healthcare providers and patients worldwide. 

Abernathy was appointed to the role when the company was established via spinoff from Kimberly-Clark in 2014. He has over 32-year career at Kimberly-Clark.

"As we increase our innovation within the healthcare and consumer products industries, as well as expand in developing and emerging markets, Robert's global business acumen and experience will be invaluable. We are very pleased to welcome him to our board and look forward to his immediate impact, contributions and guidance," said Bob Patterson, chairman, president and CEO, PolyOne Corporation. 

"PolyOne is at the forefront of innovation, material science and service that truly make a difference in people's lives. The company's speciality journey continues to evolve and grow, and I am excited to be participating as a member of this diverse and talented board," added Abernathy.

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