Styron appoints Martin Pugh as plastics business president
2:45 AM MST | January 15, 2013 | Natasha Alperowicz
Styron announced today the appointment of Martin Pugh as senior v.p. and business president/plastics effective 1 March 2013. Pugh 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,” says 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, to the next level.”
Pugh most recently worked at Styrolution, the global styrenics joint venture between BASF and Ineos, where he served as president/Europe, Mideast, and Africa, 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/Europe at Nova Chemicals. Pugh spent 20 years with Dow Chemical serving as global business director/specialty polyethylenes and previously in a variety of sales and marketing roles working in the United Kingdom, Dubai, Sweden, and Switzerland. Pugh will be located at Styron’s European regional operating center at Horgen, Switzerland.