SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (July 5)—Huntsman Corp. is reorganizing its global businesses and has named new corporate officers to create a more efficient operation and enable it to respond more quickly to customers´ needs, the company said. Huntsman will be organized into four businesses, with a senior executive responsible for each, a company spokesman said. The new businesses are Huntsman Specialty Chemicals, which includes the firm´s rapidly growing polyurethanes operation, with headquarters in Everberg, Belgium; Huntsman Tioxide, based in London; Huntsman Petrochemicals, which includes polymers, headquartered in Houston; and Huntsman Surfactants, also based in Houston. Heading up the four segments are Patrick Thomas, specialty chemicals; Douglas Coombs, tioxide; Thomas Keenan, petrochemicals; and Richard Lundgren, surfactants. They´ll be responsible for all manufacturing, sales and marketing of products within their businesses, the spokesman said. Each will report to Peter R. Huntsman, who recently was named CEO of Huntsman Corp.
Huntsman reorganizes operation
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