PARSIPPANY, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--AdvanSix (NYSE: ASIX) announced today the appointment of Patrick S. Williams to its Board of Directors. Mr. Williams has served as Director, President and CEO of Innospec Inc., an international specialty chemicals company, since 2009. Mr. Williams will serve on AdvanSix’s Compensation and Leadership Development Committee and newly established Health, Safety, Environmental and Sustainability Committee of the Board of Directors.
“We are excited to welcome Patrick to the AdvanSix Board and are impressed with his diverse set of skills within our industry,” said Michael Marberry, Board Chairman of AdvanSix. “Patrick brings decades of leadership experience with a proven track record of success on a global scale and we look forward to his contributions.”
Prior to his appointment as Director, President and CEO of Innospec, Mr. Williams held roles of increasing responsibility since joining Innospec in 1993. He holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Colorado, Boulder.
“We’re grateful to be adding someone of Patrick’s caliber to our Board and look forward to leveraging his leadership and insight to advance our corporate strategic priorities,” said Erin Kane, president and CEO of AdvanSix.
The Company also announced today that John M. (Hans) Quitmeyer, who has served as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary since the spin-off in 2016, has decided to retire, effective April 1, 2020. The Board has appointed Achilles B. Kintiroglou as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, effective upon Mr. Quitmeyer’s retirement. Mr. Kintiroglou has served as Deputy General Counsel and Assistant Corporate Secretary of AdvanSix since the spin-off in 2016.
“We thank Hans for his dedicated leadership and contributions to AdvanSix since the Company’s spin-off in 2016. Hans has served as a trusted advisor to our leadership team and Board of Directors, providing guidance and counsel during the critical stage of launching AdvanSix as an independent public company. His partnership has been invaluable, and we wish him a wonderful retirement,” Kane said. “Achilles has strong business acumen and deep legal expertise, and he is a welcome addition to AdvanSix’s leadership team. He has been instrumental in guiding our transition as a public company and supporting our business with strategic guidance. Achilles’ breadth of experience makes him a terrific fit for this position.”
Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Kintiroglou was a corporate and securities partner at Day Pitney LLP. Mr. Kintiroglou earned a law degree from Seton Hall University School of Law, where he received a presidential scholarship and cum laude recognition, and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania.
AdvanSix is a leading manufacturer of Nylon 6, a polymer resin which is a synthetic material used by our customers to produce fibers, filaments, engineered plastics and films that, in turn, are used in such end-products as carpets, automotive and electronic components, sports apparel, food packaging and other industrial applications. As a result of our backward integration and the configuration of our manufacturing facilities, we also sell caprolactam, ammonium sulfate fertilizer, acetone and other intermediate chemicals, all of which are produced as part of our integrated manufacturing value chain. More information on AdvanSix can be found at http://www.advansix.com.
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