WATERFORD, New York—Momentive Performance Materials has appointed Sam Conzone as its new CEO and president.
Conzone stepped into the position on April 1, taking over from retiring CEO and President Jack Boss.
Conzone joined Momentive in 2008 and has held several positions in corporate strategy, business leadership, and technology, Momentive said in a statement. Most recently, he served as chief operating officer, where he was instrumental in the sale of Momentive to a South Korean-based investor group including SJL Partners and KCC Corp.
"Momentive is in position to play an even more significant role in global silicones supply, working with customers on their unique needs," said Steve Lim, chairman of the Momentive Board of Directors.
The U.S. chemicals company said it also will focus resources on the "specialty side of the business" to achieve long-term success," Lim added.
In addition to Conzone, Momentive also name Amy Bianchi as senior vice president and chief human resources officer, replacing Susan Walden, who retired.
Recently named to the 40 Under 40 list in the New York Capital Area, Bianchi joined Momentive in 2011, and has held various roles, in human resource operations.