BERWYN, Pa.—Throughout the past three years, Trinseo S.A. CEO and President Christopher Pappas has led the company on a course toward growth. With his focus on safety, technology and financial responsibility, Trinseo said it has tripled its value in the same number of years.
Those factors were among the criteria that led the Chemical Marketing and Economics group of the American Chemical Society's New York Section to select Pappas as the recipient of its Leadership Award for Outstanding Corporate Reinvention. He will be honored during a program held Dec. 5 at the New York Metropolitan Club.
"It is humbling to be recognized by the world's largest scientific society for our efforts to create a new kind of materials company that creates value for our customers, our people and our investors," Pappas said in a statement. "I am delighted to participate in the celebration of CME's 63 years of dedication to STEM industry programs."
Pappas joined Trinseo—originally named Styron—during its inaugural year in 2010, when it was spun off from its former parent Dow Chemical Co. as part of a leveraged buyout with private equity firm Bain Capital Partners. He was named the company CEO in March 2010 and has overseen the company since.