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Stephen D. Newlin takes helm at PolyOne

Starting February 21, Stephen D. Newlin will take on the roles of chairman, president and CEO of PolyOne Corp., a c...


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February 20, 2006 by Canadian Plastics

Starting February 21, Stephen D. Newlin will take on the roles of chairman, president and CEO of PolyOne Corp., a compounder and distributor of thermoplastics, specialty polymers, colourants and additives.
Newlin, 53, will leave his current position as president of the Industrial Sector of the St. Paul, Minn.-based Ecolab Inc., a position he has held since 2003.
Earlier, Newlin spent more than two decades with Nalco Chemical Company now Nalco Holding Company where he ultimately served as president, CEO and director.
“Throughout his distinguished career, Steve Newlin has proved that he knows how to motivate people to embrace and accelerate change and to deliver results”, said PolyOne Chairman William F. Patient, who has also been functioning as the firm’s CEO.
“Steve espouses a customer-centric approach that will resonate among PolyOne’s stakeholders. With his extensive commercial and management background, he understands the critical importance of innovation, superior service, product quality and consistency, and reliable delivery,” he added.
Headquartered in northeast Ohio, the company has employees at manufacturing sites in North America, Europe, Asia and Australia, and joint ventures in North and South America.
PolyOne’s five Canadian facilities are located in Mississauga, Ont., Orangeville, Ont., Niagara Falls, Ont., Valleyfield, Que., and St. Remi de Napierville, Que.