Atlanta/Mumbai, January 30, 2018
Birla Carbon today announced the appointment of John Davidson as President, Europe and Africa.
Mr. Davidson will have full P&L responsibility for Europe and Africa and will join the company’s Senior Management Team reporting to John Loudermilk, Chief Operating Officer, Birla Carbon.
“John has a proven track record of outstanding results, market-focused leadership in a variety of geographies, and brings a wealth of experience strengthening customer relationships,” stated John Loudermilk. “We look forward to him joining our executive team to help drive our global strategy.”
Mr. Davidson has over 28 years of industry experience and joins Birla Carbon from Lanxess where he led their Bromine & Derivatives business following its acquisition of U.S.-based Chemtura.
Prior to Chemtura, John held a variety of leadership roles with The Dow Chemical Company including Global Commercial Director, Industrial Goods Industrial Solutions Enterprise; Global Business Director, Amines and Chelants; Global Marketing Director, Polyglycols, Surfactants, Fluids and Oxygenated Solvents; and Global Asset Director, Specialty Alkoxylation assets, Polyglycols, Surfactants and Fluids.
About Birla Carbon
Birla Carbon is one of the world’s largest manufacturers and suppliers of high quality carbon black and a flagship business of the US$ 41 billion Aditya Birla Group. The Company’s footprint extends across 12 countries with 16 manufacturing facilities. Birla Carbon provides a complete portfolio of products across ASTM grades and specialty blacks to meet the specific end requirements across Tires, Rubber, Plastics, Coatings, Inks and other niche industries.
Birla Carbon has two state-of-the art technology centers at Marietta (USA) and Taloja (India), besides well-equipped laboratories across its manufacturing units providing for continuous R&D. As an ardent practitioner of sustainable development, Birla Carbon’s Sustainable Operational Excellence (SOE) strategy focuses on employee safety, environmental stewardship, efficient use of carbon sources and a key focus on conducting operations in a socially and ethically responsible manner.
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