WILMINGTON, Del.—Chemours Co. has appointed Mark Newman to the newly created role of chief operating officer.
Newman, who previously served as the firm's chief financial officer, will be Chemours' first COO, giving him responsibility for all three global businesses—Titanium Technologies, Fluoroproducts and Chemical Solutions.
He joined Chemours in 2014 prior to its spin-off from DuPont. He's held the position of senior vice president and CFO since 2015, when Chemours became a standalone company.
"Mark is a talented and trusted leader with a track record of consistently delivering results and driving change since our spin from DuPont in 2015," President and CEO Mark Vergnano said in a statement. "His leadership during the execution of our five-point transformation plan was critical to our early success. Mark is uniquely qualified to help drive operational excellence and unlock the value embedded across our entire roster of industry-leading businesses. I look forward to continuing to work with Mark in his new role for many years to come."
The firm said that Sameer Ralhan has been promoted to the position of senior vice president, chief financial officer and treasurer. He had previously served as vice president of business finance and treasurer, joining the company in 2014.