CLEVELAND - PolyOne Corporation (NYSE: POL), a premier provider of specialized polymer materials, services and solutions, today announced that John Midea has been hired as senior vice president, global operations and process improvement.
With more than 20 years of operations and executive management experience, Mr. Midea will lead PolyOne’s award-winning global operational excellence initiatives, including manufacturing process improvement, environmental health and safety, global sourcing and logistics, Lean Six Sigma training and deployment, and integration of acquisitions.
“We are thrilled to have John join our leadership team and continue our tradition of operational excellence and continuous improvement in safety, quality, service and operations,” said Robert M. Patterson, president and CEO, PolyOne Corporation. “His unique blend of skills and experience – in both executive leadership and continuous improvement in specialty manufacturing – will be a great asset as we identify and deliver innovative ways to add value to our customers.”
Prior to joining PolyOne, Mr. Midea was president and CEO at Resco Products, a private equity refractory products company. He also previously served as president and COO of Ennis Traffic Solutions, a private equity traffic and infrastructure company with operations in nine countries. He spent 12 years at Valspar Corporation with increasing roles of responsibility, including vice president, where he was accountable for the North American segment of its liquid, powder, electrocoat and after market specialty chemical businesses. Mr. Midea is a graduate of the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in marine engineering, and he spent six years in the U.S. Navy as a submarine officer. Mr. Midea also earned an MBA from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois.
“PolyOne is an innovative and respected specialty company that puts its customers first and generates value,” Mr. Midea said. “I’m extremely excited to join this great team, serve our customers and drive growth well into the future.”
PolyOne Corporation, with 2014 revenues of $3.8 billion, is a premier provider of specialized polymer materials, services and solutions. The company is dedicated to serving customers in diverse industries around the globe, by creating value through collaboration, innovation and an unwavering commitment to excellence. Guided by its Core Values, Sustainability Promise and No Surprises PledgeSM, PolyOne is committed to its customers, employees, communities and shareholders through ethical, sustainable and fiscally responsible principles. For more information, visit www.polyone.com.
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