TORONTO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Chemtrade Logistics Income Fund (TSX: CHE.UN) announced that it has expanded its Executive Team with the appointment of Scott William Rook to the newly-created role of Chief Operating Officer (COO), effective September 16, 2019.
With extensive chemical industry experience, Mr. Rook brings valuable leadership to Chemtrade’s Executive Team. As COO, Mr. Rook will be accountable for delivering improved profitability and free cash generation from all of the businesses. To facilitate this goal, Mr. Rook will ensure that functions, processes and systems are effective, efficient and scalable for future growth.
“Scott brings to Chemtrade a wealth of chemical industry, operational, commercial and management experience gained from various business leadership roles,” said Mark Davis, Chemtrade’s President & CEO. “We are thrilled to have him join our team and are looking forward to benefiting from his proven track record of setting winning commercial strategies, finding operational efficiencies, and generating significant top and bottom line increases.”
Prior to joining Chemtrade, Mr. Rook was Senior Vice President, Commercial, at Ascend Performance Materials, where he was responsible for providing commercial leadership to a $3 billion global business. In this role he focused on corporate growth strategies, customer service, capital projects and M&A activities. Prior to Ascend, Mr. Rook held executive positions at Eastman Chemical Company.
“I am pleased to join Mark and the rest of the Chemtrade team, and I look forward to playing a role in the company’s further success,” said Mr. Rook.
Mr. Rook earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering from the University of Tennessee and received his MBA in Finance from Auburn University in Alabama.