Emerald Performance Materials, LLC has named Brian A. Denison as president of Emerald Kalama Chemical, BV. The company was formed in December 2010 when Emerald acquired the business and assets of DSM Special Products, BV (DSP), a European-based manufacturer of benzoic acid, sodium benzoate, benzaldehyde and benzyl alcohol with manufacturing in Rotterdam and administrative offices in Geleen, Netherlands. European registration of the new company with the EU was completed in early March 2011. The Emerald Kalama Chemical business unit is now comprised of its European and U.S. operating companies—Emerald Kalama Chemical, BV and Emerald Kalama Chemical, LLC. In addition to his role as president of Emerald Kalama Chemical, BV, Denison will continue as vice president of operations and health, safety and environmental for Emerald Performance Materials.