Chemtura names Depew
vice president global sales
Chemtura Corp. has named Rick DePew vice president, global sales, performance specialties, including the company’s petroleum additive and urethane businesses. He succeeds Rick Beitel, who is retiring. DePew joins Chemtura from Nova Chemicals, where he served as business director for the advanced foam resins business. Prior to that position, he was commercial director for Nova Chemical’s polyethylene business. He also worked for the Dow Chemical Co. for 23 years, where he served as global director of procurement for strategic capital purchases, director of sales for the polyolefins and elastomers business, regional sales manager for the polyurethanes/epoxies business and other sales, marketing and commercial roles.
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