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Rogerson On Leave

Hexion CEO on leave due to coronavirus


March 31/2020

MOSCOW (MRC) — Hexion CEO and chairman Craig Rogerson has taken a medical leave of absence after showing signs of coronavirus, said the company.

The company has appointed the company’s CFO George Knight as interim CEO until Rogerson returns from his leave of absence. Knight has served in his current role since January 2016 and has been continuously employed by the company or its predecessor in various roles since 1997.

Earlier it was reported that Hexion in mid-January announced force majeure for the supply of BPA from the plant in Deer Park (Deer Park, Texas, USA). It was expected that this enterprise with a capacity of 140 thousand tons of BPA per year will resume its work in mid-February.

Large manufacturers of BPA and epoxy in the United States are companies such as Hexion, Huntsman and Olin.

Bisphenol A is used as a hardener in the manufacture of plastics, as well as plastic-based products. It is one of the key monomers in the production of epoxy resins and polycarbonate (PC).

According to the ICIS-MRC Price Report, in December last year, imports of PCs and compositions to Russia excluding supplies from Belarus amounted to 1,400 tonnes compared to 1,520 tonnes a month earlier and 1,110 tonnes in December 2017. According to the results of last year, in general, imports of PCs and compositions to Russia excluding Belarus grew by 13% to 16,200 tonnes against 14,300 tonnes in 2017.

Based in Columbus, Ohio, Hexion Inc. is a global leader in thermoset resins. Hexion Inc. serves the global adhesive, coatings, composites and industrial markets through a broad range of thermoset technologies, specialty products and technical support for customers in a diverse range of applications and industries.

Anna Larionova