A. Schulman Names Derek Bristow as General Manager and Chief Operating Officer of Asia

23-Aug-2010 - USA

A. Schulman, Inc. announced that it has named Derek Bristow as General Manager and Chief Operating Officer of Asia, effective September 1, 2010. In his new role, Bristow will lead the Company's strategy and business development in this high-growth region and will report to Joseph M. Gingo, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer.

Bristow formerly was General Manager, of ICO Australasia, for ICO, Inc., which was acquired by A. Schulman on April 30, 2010. Bristow has 25 years of experience in the global polymer industry.

Bristow joined ICO in 1998 as Operations Manager, Asia Pacific, and served as Director, South Europe from 2003 to 2004, and President, Europe from 2004 to 2008, before becoming President, Europe and Asia in July 2008. Prior to joining ICO, he was a research and development manager, technical manager and polymer chemist for a variety of chemical companies from 1985 to 1998.

He received an MBA degree from Deakin University, Australia, a post-bachelor's degree in polymer engineering from the University of Stellenbosch, South Africa, and a bachelor's degree in chemistry from Natal University, South Africa.

Bristow replaces Jack Taylor, former General Manager, Asia for A. Schulman, who is retiring at the end of the year, after 32 years with the Company.

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