BATON ROUGE, La.—East West Copolymer L.L.C.'s managers will be familiar to customers, since they essentially are the last management team of Lion Copolymer's SBR plant.
• Greg Nelson. President and CEO; CEO of the facility for six years.
• Celso Goncalves. Chief financial officer; worked at the plant 3½ years; came out of retirement.
• Bob Baxter. Vice president of purchasing; spent four years at the business; also came out of retirement.
• Dana Coody. Vice president of Human Resources; spent 12 years with Copo and Lion Copolymer.
• Bobby Rikhoff. Plant manager; held that job for six years.
• Paul Esposito. Sales director; veteran of Copo and other firms; former ACS Rubber Division chairman.
• Brad Smothers. Marketing manager with long experience at the company.
• Larry Harris. Research and development manager; spent 20 years at the firm.