By Patrick Raleigh, ERJ On-line news editor
Houston, Texas-Kraton Polymers has appointed George Gregory, as chief executive officer, succeeding Steve Wood, who is to become vice chairman, the Houston-based company announced 6 July.
Gregory was previously CEO and president of KoSa, a global polyester resins, fibers and intermediates supplier. He left the company in April, when the firm merged with Invista and relocated its headquarters to Wichita, Kansas, said Kraton.
With annual sales of over $700 million, Kraton makes elastomers based on styrenic block copolymers at plants in the US, The Netherlands, Germany, France, Brazil and Japan.