BATON ROUGE, La.—Two changes have occurred for the East West Copolymer L.L.C.'s leadership team.
The Baton Rouge based SBR producer has appointed Patrick Bowers as vice president of purchasing and sales, while Bob Baxter, vice president of purchasing, is retiring.
East West Copolymer credited Baxter for securing critical contracts of raw materials that were imperative for the firm's successful start-up in 2014.
“Bob has been a key asset to our business and a strategic partner,” Chairman and CEO Greg Nelson said in a statement. “We wish him the best and a well-deserved retirement.”
Baxter will remain with the company during the transition process, East West Copolymer said.
Bowers brings more than 17 years of chemical industry experience, holding roles of increasing responsibility in the U.S. and abroad.