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Stephen D. Newlin

Executive Chairman

Stephen Newlin is executive chairman of the Board of Directors of PolyOne Corporation. Mr. Newlin served as chairman, president and CEO of PolyOne from 2006 - 2014, leading its transformation into a leading global specialty company. read more...

Robert M. Patterson

President and Chief Executive Officer

Robert Patterson is president and chief executive officer of PolyOne Corporation, the world’s premier provider of specialty polymer materials, services and solutions. read more...

Rob T. Bindner

Vice President, Asia

Rob Bindner is vice president, Asia, for PolyOne Corporation. Mr. Bindner  joined PolyOne in 1988 through predecessor company BF Goodrich and has ascended in his career through various commercial roles of increasing responsibility including commercial and general manager roles with the company’s Geon and Color and Addtivies businesses. read more...

Mark Crist

Senior Vice President, President, PolyOne Distribution

Mark Crist is senior vice president, president, PolyOne Distribution for PolyOne Corporation. He is responsible for driving consistent, profitable growth for the company’s distribution business, while ensuring it maintains the broadest and most strategic portfolio of offerings and exceptional service levels for our customers. read more...

Giuseppe Di Salvo

Vice President and Corporate Controller

Giuseppe Di Salvo is responsible for SEC reporting, as well as oversight of the integrity of global accounting systems, corporate and manufacturing accounting, and consolidation of global financial results. read more...

Cathy K. Dodd

Vice President, Marketing

Cathy Dodd is vice president, Marketing, at PolyOne Corporation. She is responsible for developing and executing PolyOne’s marketing strategy and leading all corporate marketing functions to achieve PolyOne’s objectives of profitable sales growth, innovation, specialty mix improvement and value creation. read more...

Javier A. Echevarria

Vice President, Global Sourcing

Javier Echevarria is vice president, Global Sourcing at PolyOne Corporation. Mr. Echevarria has responsibility for developing and leading global sourcing strategies, practices and processes that provide the company with a world-class purchasing organization, while ensuring integration and coordination with PolyOne’s four-pillar strategy and core values. read more...

Michael A. Garratt

Senior Vice President, President of Performance Products and Solutions 

Michael Garratt is president, Performance Products and Solutions for PolyOne Corporation. He is responsible for driving global growth through an array of products and services for Geon coating, molding and extrusion applications, as well as PolyOne’s contract manufacturing business. read more...

Avery Johnson

Vice President, Tax

Avery Johnson is vice president, tax, of PolyOne Corporation. Mr. Johnson is responsible for PolyOne’s global tax strategy, processes and administration to support the operational and legal requirements of the company while working collaboratively with PolyOne’s Corporate Finance and Treasury departments to ensure consistent communication on transactional and tax planning matters. read more...

Michael E. Kahler

Senior Vice President, Chief Commercial Officer

Michael Kahler is senior vice president and chief commercial officer for PolyOne Corporation. Mr. Kahler is responsible for coordinating plans and integrating strategies for PolyOne’s global sales, marketing and technology organization. read more...

Holger Kronimus

Vice President, Europe, General Manager, Engineered Materials Europe

Holger Kronimus joined PolyOne in March 1999, and in addition to leading the company’s engineered materials business in Europe and India, also serves as PolyOne’s legal representative in the region, responsible for building and maintaining relationships with local governments and associations. read more...

Lisa K. Kunkle

Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary

Lisa Kunkle is vice president, general counsel and secretary for PolyOne Corporation, the world’s premier provider of specialty polymer materials, services and solutions. read more...

Julie A. McAlindon

Senior Vice President, President, Designed Structures and Solutions

Julie McAlindon is senior vice president, president, Designed Structures and Solutions (DSS) for PolyOne Corporation. She was appointed to this position in 2013, immediately following the acquisition of Spartech Corporation, whose sheet, rollstock and packaging businesses now comprise PolyOne’s DSS segment. read more...

Dr. Christopher Murphy

Vice President, Research and Development, Chief Innovation Officer

Dr. Murphy has global responsibility for driving innovation and developing new solutions and applications across all markets by collaborating with PolyOne technical teams, corporate marketing group, business units and external technology resources. read more...

Craig M. Nikrant

Senior Vice President, President of Global Specialty Engineered Materials

Craig Nikrant is senior vice president, president of Global Specialty Engineered Materials, for PolyOne Corporation. He is responsible for determining strategy and driving growth for this global business. read more...

Daniel J. O'Bryon 

Vice President, Treasurer

Daniel O'Bryon is vice president, treasurer for PolyOne Corporation. Mr. O'Bryon is responsible for all aspects of the company’s credit structure, cash management, insurance and capital markets transactions. read more...

Bradley C. Richardson 

Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Bradley Richardson is executive vice president and chief financial officer of PolyOne Corporation. He is responsible for global treasury, planning, M&A, accounting and internal audit functions, as well as investor relations. read more...


Ana Rodriguez

Senior Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer

Ana Rodriguez is senior vice president, Chief Human Resources Officer at PolyOne Corporation. Ms. Rodriguez assumed global responsibility for the human resources function, including performance management, succession planning, compensation, benefits administration, recruiting, labor relations and talent development. read more...

Kurt Schuering

Vice President, Global Key Account Management

Kurt Schuering is vice president, global key account management, for PolyOne Corporation. He is responsible for leveraging our global reach and diverse portfolio of specialty color, engineered materials and performance solutions for our largest customers and our identified strategic original equipment manufacturers. read more...

John V. Van Hulle

Senior Vice President, President of Global Color, Additives and Inks

John Van Hulle is senior vice president, president of Global Color, Additives and Inks for PolyOne Corporation. Since joining PolyOne in 2006, he has been instrumental in the company’s rising profitability and transformation into a specialty company. read more...

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