Salt Lake City, Utah — Jon M. Huntsman, founder and Chairman Emeritus of Huntsman Corporation., died on 2 February 2018. He was 80 years old.
Huntsman died at his home in Salt Lake City, Utah, surrounded by family. He had stepped down as executive chairman of the firm on 31 Dec 2017.
Huntsman’s son Peter, the firm’s president and CEO, was named chairman 1 Jan.
Jon Huntsman Sr. founded Huntsman Corp. in Salt Lake City in 1970 as a plastic foam packaging maker.
The firm’s early products included polystyrene…