Press Release

Calgon Carbon Names James Coccagno, Senior Vice President - Asia, Global Procurement & Strategic Initiatives

Pittsburgh, PA  –  03/03/2015

Calgon Carbon announced today that its Board of Directors unanimously voted to promote James (Jim) Coccagno to Senior Vice President – Asia, Global Procurement and Strategic Initiatives.

“Jim has brought an immense amount of structure and vision to Calgon Carbon,” said Randy Dearth, Chairman, President and CEO of Calgon Carbon Corporation. “Taking that skill set, and focusing it on our Asian operations will enhance not only that region, but Calgon Carbon as a whole.”

Coccagno will continue to manage global procurement efforts as well as strategic initiatives. He is responsible for the sourcing of all goods and services for Calgon Carbon around the globe. He is also responsible for corporate strategic projects, including M&A.

Jim joined Calgon Carbon in September 2012 as Vice President – Global Procurement and Strategic Initiatives.

Prior to joining the Company, Jim held several positions of increasing responsibility in procurement, logistics, compliance, corporate communications, and corporate development at LANXESS Corporation, a specialty chemicals company, from July 2004 to September 2012. During his last assignment at LANXESS Corporation, Jim led the integration of three acquisitions in an eighteen month period. Jim began his career at Bayer Corporation in September 1996 and remained there until June 2004, working in supply chain management, sales, marketing, and procurement.

Jim holds a B.S. in business logistics from The Pennsylvania State University and an MBA from The Citadel.


Pure Water.  Clean Air.  Better World.
Calgon Carbon Corporation (NYSE:CCC), headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, is a global leader in innovative solutions, high quality products and reliable services designed to protect human health and the environment from harmful contaminants in water, and air.  As a leading manufacturer of activated carbon, with broad capabilities in ultraviolet light disinfection, the Company provides purification solutions for drinking water, wastewater, pollution abatement, and a variety of industrial and commercial manufacturing processes.

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