PITTSBURGH—Haakan Jonsson, president of Covestro L.L.C., will become chairman of its board of directors at the beginning of 2020. He will succeed Jerry MacCleary, who is retiring at the end of 2019.
"Just as Pittsburgh is 'home,' my Covestro colleagues are my family. I'm incredibly excited to take on a greater leadership role in the U.S.," Jonsson said in a statement.
Jonsson has been with Covestro since 1992, initially as a scientist in Pittsburgh. He has led manufacturing, innovation, supply chain and business development departments, and worked at various locations around the world. He returned to Pittsburgh in 2017 when he was made president of the U.S. business.
MacCleary said it has been "honor and a privilege" to lead Covestro's U.S. organization. "Saying goodbye won't be easy," he said.