COLUMBUS, Ohio--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Hexion Inc. (“Hexion” or the “Company”) today announced that Mark Alness has been named Senior Vice President, Americas Forest Products. Mr. Alness’ expanded responsibilities include all operations and commercial activities in North and South America for the forest products business within the Forest Products Resins Division.
Mr. Alness previously served as Vice President, North America Forest Products, a position he has held since 2006. He joined Borden Chemical Inc., a predecessor company of Hexion, in 1978 and has held increasingly larger roles over his career, all of which were focused on engineered wood products. Mr. Alness holds a bachelor’s degree in Forest Products Engineering from the University of Minnesota. He will remain located in the Company’s Seattle office.
“Mark’s promotion and expanded duties reflects his decades of proven leadership within Hexion and he is uniquely qualified to take on this newly created role,” said Craig O. Morrison, Chairman, President and CEO. “Under Mark’s leadership, we look to continue the strong growth within our forest products business that we’ve delivered over the last several years. We remain committed to delivering innovative solutions to our forest products customers by leveraging the strong commercial and operations team that we’ve built in North and South America.”
About the Company
Based in Columbus, Ohio, Hexion Inc. is a global leader in thermoset resins. Hexion Inc. serves the global wood 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. Hexion Inc. is controlled by investment funds affiliated with Apollo Global Management, LLC. Additional information about Hexion Inc. and its products is available at www.hexion.com.