HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Orion Engineered Carbons S.A. (NYSE: OEC), a worldwide supplier of specialty and high-performance Carbon Black, today announced the appointment of Ms. Wendy Wilson to Head of Investor Relations and Corporate Communications for the company. Ms. Wilson will report to Orion Chief Financial Officer, Lorin Crenshaw.
Wilson will be responsible for expanding and strengthening Orion’s relationships within the investment community and partnering with management to communicate the company’s strategy and financial performance in a manner that ultimately drives recognition of its intrinsic value. She will also collaborate with senior leadership to develop and execute global communications programs for our internal and external stakeholders.
“I am pleased that Wendy is joining the Orion team. She has an impressive track record of cultivating investor relationships, proactive stakeholder communications and elevating global corporate brands among investors, employees, media, communities and other key influencers,” said Mr. Crenshaw. “She will be a valuable resource to investors and is joining us at an ideal time, as we chart the next phase in Orion’s strategy to position itself across our various stakeholders.”
Ms. Wilson brings over 25 years of investor relations, corporate communications and financial leadership experience in the manufacturing, pharmaceutical and retail industries. She holds a BA from the University of Wisconsin – Madison and is an active member and former national Board member of the National Investor Relations Institute (NIRI).
Wendy will succeed Ms. Diana Downey, who has held the position of Vice President Investor Relations since the company’s initial public offering. Mr. Crenshaw added, “We truly appreciate Diana’s years of service. She has served as a vital link between Orion and our investors and we wish her the best as she moves on to her next opportunity.”
About Orion Engineered Carbons S.A.
Orion is a worldwide supplier of Carbon Black. Orion group produces a broad range of Carbon Blacks that include high-performance Specialty Gas Blacks, Acetylene Blacks, Furnace Blacks, Lamp Blacks, Thermal Blacks and other Carbon Blacks that tint, colorize and enhance the performance of polymers, plastics, paints and coatings, inks and toners, textile fibers, adhesives and sealants, tires, and mechanical rubber goods such as automotive belts and hoses. Orion runs 14 global production sites. The group has approximately 1,450 employees worldwide. For more information please visit the Orion website www.orioncarbons.com.