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Trinseo Announces Executive Leadership Changes

April 15, 2020

Reorganization Will Drive Efficiency

BERWYN, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Trinseo (NYSE: TSE), a global materials solutions provider and manufacturer of plastics, latex binders and synthetic rubber, today announced several changes to its executive leadership team.

“In a difficult economic environment, we continue to look for opportunities to drive greater focus on business process optimization and efficiency,” said Frank Bozich, President and CEO of Trinseo.

The previously announced search for a Senior Vice President, Commercial, has been suspended in favor of a flatter organization to streamline decision making so that the leaders of the global business units will report directly to the CEO. As a result, effective May 1, 2020, Francesca Reverberi has been named Vice President, Engineered Materials and Synthetic Rubber; Nicolas Joly has been named Vice President, Plastics and Feedstocks; and Rüdiger Schmitz has been named Vice President, Latex Binders. Each of these appointments will be members of the company’s executive leadership team.

Tim Stedman, Senior Vice President, Strategy and Corporate Development, has been named Special Advisor, effective May 1, 2020, and will leave the company on October 31, 2020 to pursue other opportunities. As a result, Andre Lanning has been named Vice President, Strategy, Corporate Development and Marketing Communications, effective May 1, 2020 and will be a member of the company’s executive leadership team.

Jeff Denton, Vice President, Supply Chain Services, has been named Special Advisor, effective April 1, 2020 and will leave the company on August 1, 2020. As a result, Rainer Schewe was named Vice President, Supply Chain Services, effective April 1, 2020.

Catherine Keenan, Vice President, Public Affairs, Sustainability, and Environment, Health, and Safety, is stepping down from her position in order to pursue other opportunities, effective May 1, 2020. As a result, her responsibilities are being redistributed among the executive leadership team.

“Tim Stedman, Jeff Denton, and Catherine Keenan have each made substantial contributions to Trinseo over the years, including building strong teams and developing our people,” Bozich said. “I want to thank each of them and wish them all the best going forward.”

About Trinseo

Trinseo (NYSE:TSE) is a global materials solutions provider and manufacturer of plastics, latex binders, and synthetic rubber. We are focused on delivering innovative and sustainable solutions to help our customers create products that touch lives every day — products that are intrinsic to how we live our lives — across a wide range of end-markets, including automotive, consumer electronics, appliances, medical devices, lighting, electrical, carpet, paper and board, building and construction, and tires. Trinseo had approximately $3.8 billion in net sales in 2019, with 17 manufacturing sites around the world, and approximately 2,700 employees. For more information visit

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Source: Trinseo