BERWYN, Pa.—Trinseo has made a number of executive changes, including establishing an interim chief operating officer position.
Martin Pugh was promoted to executive vice president and chief operating officer. The firm said in a news release that it established the position in an interim role as it implements a number of strategic activities. Pugh previously served as senior vice president and business president for Trinseo's Performance Materials unit.
Hayati Yarkadas will join Trinseo to take Pugh's role as business president for the Performance Materials unit. He most recently was senior vice president and general manager for Tate & Lyle's European unit. Prior to that, he had spent time with DuPont in a variety of roles.
Other executive appointments include Tim Stedman being named senior vice president and business president of the firm's Basic Plastics and Feedstocks unit. He most recently served as business director for ExxonMobil Chemical's Basic Chemical's unit, spending 22 years with the firm.
Francesca Reverberi has been named global business director for the newly created Basic Plastics business. She previously served as global business director for the firm's Synthetic Rubber business. She joined Trinseo in 2010 as product director for latex in Europe and the Americas.
Samer Al Jabi will fill Reverberi's vacated position as director of the Synthetic Rubber business, currently serving as global product director for styrenic polymers. He joined Trinseo in 2010 and previously held positions with Dow Chemical.
Finally, Celso Margi has been named global product director for Basic Plastics. He currently serves as the firm's marketing manager for styrenic polymers in Europe, Middle East and Africa, a position he has held since he joined the firm in 2013.
All roles are effective Nov. 1.
Trinseo is a global manufacturer of plastics, latex and rubber for the home appliances, automotive, building and construction, carpet, consumer electronics, consumer goods, electrical and lighting, medical, packaging, paper and paperboard, rubber goods, and tires. The firm reported about $5.1 billion in revenue in 2014 and operates 19 manufacturing sites worldwide with about 2,100 employees.