Mr. Jellison, 57, is vice president and chief financial officer of Stryker Corporation where he is responsible for all areas of international finance, including accounting, planning and analysis, SEC reporting, acquisition valuations, internal audit, tax and treasury. His prior experience includes 15 years at Dentsply, and among his leadership positions over that time were CFO and senior vice president with business unit accountability for operations in the United States, Europe and Asia. Mr. Jellison also spent 18 years with Donnelly Corporation where he held multiple financial management and executive positions, including vice president of finance, treasurer and corporate controller. He earned a bachelor's degree in business administration from Hope College in Holland, Michigan and is a Certified Management Accountant (CMA).
"We are extremely pleased that Bill has joined PolyOne as a director," said Stephen D. Newlin, executive chairman, PolyOne Board of Directors. "His diverse background and experience augment the skill sets of our already strong Board."
Robert M. Patterson, president and chief executive officer, PolyOne Corporation, added, "Bill's deep knowledge of the healthcare market will be very helpful as we target and pursue growth in that key segment, and I look forward to his insights and input as part of our Board."
Commenting on his election, Mr. Jellison said, "I'm pleased to be joining the talented Board of PolyOne Corporation. The company has a proven track record of transformation and growth, and I look forward to contributing to its future success in my new role as a director."