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Ashland CEO to retire at end of December
6:42 AM MDT | April 25, 2014 | —Vincent Valk
Ashland chairman and CEO James O’Brien will retire at the end of this year, the company says. O’Brien became CEO at Ashland in 2002 and oversaw two major acquisitions, Hercules and International Specialty Products, that turned the company into a leading specialty chemicals producer. He will remain on Ashland’s board after retiring to “facilitate a smooth transition,” the company says. Ashland’s board has appointed a committee, led by Barry Perry, to head the search. Perry, former chairman and CEO of Engelhard, is...
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