Dr. Robert Parker experienced product management and marketing leader from BASF, appointed
Independence, OH – August 29, 2023 – Valtris Specialty Chemicals, a leading global manufacturer of a comprehensive portfolio of specialty additives and precursors, announced today the appointment of Dr. Robert Parker as the company’s new Vice President, Performance Additives, Operational Marketing, effective September 1, 2023.
Mike Humby, Vice President of Global Performance Additives, shared, “I am very pleased that Robert will join Valtris as Vice President, Performance Additives, Operational Marketing. Robert’s specialized expertise and skillsets will be key in leading a team covering the Performance Additives portfolio to drive sustainable profitable growth. This is a critical role in the Valtris Transformation as we continue on our path of developing the organization to achieve our strategic goals.”
Simon Medley, Chief Executive Officer, added, “Robert brings an array of specialized talents and experience to Valtris. He possesses a uniquely strategic mix of operations, technical and marketing expertise which will help further propel Valtris in our efforts to become a world class specialty additives supplier. We are very excited to have Robert join our leadership team at this time, and I am confident he will excel in this new role.”
Dr. Parker most recently held the position of Director, New Business Development & Digital Officer, Care Chemicals at BASF. Prior to that he spent over 20 years with BASF holding positions of increasing responsibility and providing leadership in different markets within the BASF portfolio.
Valtris, headquartered in Independence, Ohio is a global leader in specialty performance additives and precursors, offering innovative solutions and products to customers around the world. With strong technical expertise and best in class formulation capabilities, Valtris develops products that provide essential performance properties to plastics, coatings, adhesives and sealants, pharmaceuticals, flavors and fragrances, and personal care products. For more than 75 years, Valtris has served as a trusted partner for customers by providing exceptional service and high-quality products. Valtris is committed to safely developing and manufacturing value-added and sustainable solutions that meet the long-term needs of its customers. The Company operates nine manufacturing locations and employees approximately 700 people across North America, Europe, and Asia. For more information, please visit www.valtris.com.