Barry W. Perry to Join Albemarle's Board of Directors

22-Oct-2009 - USA

Albemarle Corporation announced that Barry W. Perry will join its Board of Directors, effective January 1, 2010.

Mr. Perry brings a wealth of experience in the chemical industry to Albemarle and has managed virtually every aspect of the business cycle during his career. Most recently, Mr. Perry served as chairman and chief executive officer of Engelhard Corporation, a surface and materials science company from 2001 to 2006. Prior to this, he held various management positions within Engelhard since joining the company in 1993. Mr. Perry was a group vice president with Rhone-Poulenc from 1991 to 1993. Prior to joining Rhone-Poulenc, Mr. Perry held several executive positions during his 22-year tenure with General Electric.

Mr. Perry also serves as a director of Arrow Electronics Inc., a provider of products, services and solutions to industrial and commercial users of electronic components and enterprise computing solutions. He also serves as a director for the Cookson Group PLC, a materials science company operating on a global basis in the ceramics, electronics and precious metals markets. Mr. Perry holds a Bachelor of Science degree in plastics engineering from University of Massachusetts.

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