SOLON, Ohio—M.A. Hanna Co. has appointed Roger Avakian as its first vice president of technology for the company´s Solon-based rubber compounding business.
Avakian will oversee all technological product and service development at the firm´s 10 facilities and will spearhead a new Solon technology center.
Avakian previously was technology director for General Electric Specialty Chemicals and spent 19 years with GE Plastics. He holds 46 U.S. patents.