17-Jul-2012 - Albemarle Corporation

James O'Brien elected to Albemarle Board

Albemarle Corporation announced that its board of directors has elected James J. O'Brien to the board, effective immediately.

Mr. O'Brien is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Ashland Inc., a specialty chemicals and technology company. He also serves as a director of Humana Inc., chairman of the board of trustees of Midway College, a member of the Dean's Advisory Council for the Fisher Graduate College of Business at The Ohio State University, and a member of the board of directors of the American Chemistry Council.

Mr. O'Brien is a graduate of The Ohio State University, from which he earned a bachelor's degree in accounting and finance and a master's degree in business administration.

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