Corporation’s board of directors elected Robert E. Abernathy as an independent director who will serve on the audit committee.
Abernathy is the retired chairman and CEO of Halyard Health, Inc.
, a medical technology. He was appointed to the role when the company was established via spinoff from Kimberly-Clark
in 2014. Over his 32-year career at Kimberly-Clark
, he served as president of the company's Global Health Care business and held executive roles with responsibility for several segments, including Global Nonwovens and Continuous Improvement & Sustainability, Business-To-Business, Developing and Emerging Markets, and North Atlantic Consumer Products.
"As we increase our innovation within the healthcare and consumer products industries, as well as expand in developing and emerging markets, Robert's global business acumen and experience will be invaluable," said
, chairman, president and CEO, PolyOne Corporation
. "We are very pleased to welcome him to our board and look forward to his immediate impact, contributions and guidance."
is at the forefront of innovation, material science and service that truly make a difference in people's lives,” Abernathy said. “The company's specialty journey continues to evolve and grow, and I am excited to be participating as a member of this diverse and talented board."