Styron Names Pugh SVP and Business President, Plastics

Styron, a global materials company established in June 2010, recently announced the appointment of Martin Pugh as Senior Vice President and Business President, Plastics of Styron effective March 1, 2013. He will be a member of the Executive Leadership Team.

"We are extremely pleased to name a Plastics Business President with Martin's senior strategic experience in the chemical industry,” said Chris Pappas, President and CEO of Styron. "His vast experience in various plastics businesses and his European-centric career, skills and relationships will help take Styron's Plastics business including Styrenic Polymers, Automotive and Polycarbonate Compounds and Blends (PCC&B) to the next level.”

Pugh most recently worked at Styrolution Group Gmbh, the global styrenics joint venture between BASF and Ineos, where he served as President for Europe Middle East Africa (EMEA) and a management board member. He was Managing Director Europe of Ineos Nova from the company's formation as Nova Innovene in 2005 and previously served as Managing Director for Europe with Nova Chemicals. Pugh spent 20 years with The Dow Chemical Company serving as global business director for Specialty Polyethylenes and previously in a variety of sales and marketing roles working in the UK, Dubai, Sweden and Switzerland.

Pugh has a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Chemistry and Management Studies from Loughborough University in the United Kingdom.

Pugh will be located at Styron's European Regional Operating Center in Horgen, Switzerland.