Pappas reflects as he takes charge of Styron business


MIDLAND, MICH. (June 23, 12:10 p.m. ET) -- On June 17, Chris Pappas must have felt like he’d gone back to the future.

That’s the day that Boston-based financial firm Bain Capital LLC completed its $1.6 billion acquisition of Styron, the styrenic plastics and synthetic rubber and latex business of Dow Chemical Co. Pappas, with more than 30 years of experience in the styrenics field, took over as president and CEO of Styron that same day.

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