CHICAGO (Aug. 18, 2009)—John Paro, president and CEO of HallStar Co. since May 2006, has been elected the firm's chairman of the board, succeeding George Vincent, who is retiring after 23 years as chairman. Vincent will continue to sit on HallStar's board of directors.
Paro will keep his president and CEO titles along with being chairman. He is a member of the American Chemistry Council's board of directors, served as chairman of the Illinois Chemical Council and also is a member of several other industry associations.
HallStar makes specialty chemicals for the polymer materials, personal care and hygiene markets.