Huntsman is a son of company founder Jon Huntsman Sr.
Chemical supplier Huntsman Corporation is losing a member of its founding family, as James Huntsman is leaving the firm after a 23-year career.
Huntsman has elected to step down as president of the company’s advanced materials division to pursue personal interests. He joined the corporation in 1990 and held a series of increasingly responsible manufacturing and commercial roles, including vice president, US base chemicals. In 2009, he joined the advanced materials division as vice president, Americas Region, and was named division president in 2011.
Huntsman is being replaced by Scott Wright, who currently serves as vice president of European operations for Huntsman’s advanced materials division.
Huntsman Corporation was founded in 1970 by James Huntsman’s father Jon Huntsman Sr., who now serves in the semi-retired executive chairman role. Another of his sons, Peter – a brother of James Huntsman – is the company’s current president and CEO.
The firm is headquartered in The Woodlands, Tex.
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