Calgon Carbon Elects New Board Member
PITTSBURGH, PA – 08/06/2009
Calgon Carbon Corporation (NYSE: CCC) is pleased to announce the election of J. Rich Alexander (53) to its board of directors. Mr. Alexander has served as senior vice president, performance coatings for PPG Industries (PPG) since 2005. PPG is a global supplier of paints, coatings, optical products, specialty materials, chemicals, glass and fiber glass. The company reported sales of $15.8 billion for 2008.
Mr. Alexander joined PPG in 1978 as a sales representative and held several branch sales and marketing positions. In 1992, he was named director of marketing, fiber glass reinforcements, and in 1995 was appointed director of marketing and sales, fiber glass electronics and specialty materials. Mr. Alexander became general manager of electronics and specialty materials in 1996 and was named general manager, fiber glass reinforcements, in 1997. He was appointed global general manager of general industrial coatings in 2000. In 2002, Mr. Alexander was elected vice president, industrial coatings. During his tenure at PPG, Mr. Alexander has managed businesses in the U.S., as well as emerging regions of the world, including Asia. In these assignments, he has consistently demonstrated the ability to achieve growth and profitability goals.
Mr. Alexander graduated cum laude from Kent State University with a degree in psychology and earned a Master of Business Administration degree from Capital University.
Commenting on the announcement, John Stanik, chairman, president and chief executive officer of Calgon Carbon, said “I am extremely pleased that Rich has joined our board. His extensive global experience, especially in Asia, will be of great value as we continue to implement our strategy to aggressively grow our business in that region.”
Calgon Carbon Corporation, headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, is a global leader in services and solutions for making water and air safer and cleaner.
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