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PolyOne makes new leadership appointments ahead of Clariant acquisition

The Avon Lake, Ohio-based company is establishing two leadership roles with designated regional responsibilities for its Colour, Additives and Inks segment.


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March 18, 2020 by Canadian Plastics

In anticipation of closing the acquisition of Clariant Masterbatch later this year, material supplier PolyOne Corp. is making several changes to its leadership team.

Given the size and scope of the pending acquisition of Clariant’s masterbatch business, PolyOne said in a statement, the Avon Lake, Ohio-based company will establish two leadership roles with designated regional responsibilities for its Colour, Additives and Inks segment.

Woon Keat Moh will serve as president of Colour, Additives and Inks for the Americas and Asia regions; and Michael Garratt will serve as president of Colour, Additives and Inks for the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region.

Moh has been with PolyOne since 2010, and previously worked for chemical makers Clariant and Bayer.

Woon Keat Moh.

Garratt has some Canadian roots: Originally from the U.K., he earned a bachelor’s degree in applied chemistry from McMaster University in Hamilton, Ont., and an MBA from the University of Toronto.

Michael Garratt.

And in a related move, marketing vice president Cathy Dodd is being named as senior vice president and chief commercial officer, replacing Garratt. Dodd joined PolyOne in 2014 and has previous industry experience with Eastman Chemical, Honeywell, and Ashland Oil.