Carlos Quinones was appointed SVP, Global Operations. Quinones will join Orion and assume his role on June 3, 2019. Quinones has more than 25 years of chemical industry experience with Arco Chemical, Rohm and Haas/Dow Chemical, Praxair and Air Products and Chemicals.
“Carlos has deep chemical manufacturing experience across a number of operations including high-temperature reactions, waste heat optimization and high-reliability systems,” Orion CEO Corning Painter said. “Carlos will strengthen our leadership to advance our plant productivity and reliability to new heights.”
Pedro Riveros was appointed SVP and GM, Americas. Riveros will join Orion and assume his role on June 3, 2019. He joins Orion following a long career at Air Products and Chemicals, where he held numerous business and general management roles in North and South America.
“Pedro is an excellent business leader with a track record of accomplishment in each of his various positions," Painter said. "He is very experienced in business management and strategy, applications development and selling, and working across functions to deliver value to customers. He will bring outstanding leadership to the Orion Americas team.”
Patrick Tuttle was appointed SVP, Global HR. Tuttle will join Orion and assume this role on June 10, 2019. Tuttle was most recently VP and chief HR officer for ESAB, a global manufacturer of welding supplies, and previously served as VP of HR and strategic business partner for Reichhold LLC. He has over 20 years’ experience in human resources, many in international roles.
“We are pleased to have Patrick join our team at Orion,” Painter said. “His exceptional background in human resources will be invaluable in driving our strategic growth and value enhancement initiatives.”
Current holders of these roles will be succeeded by Quinones, Riveros and Tuttle, who will all be based in Orion’s Principal Executive Offices in Houston, Texas.
Dr. Claudine Mollenkopf, SVP Specialty Carbon Blacks, will be leaving the company to pursue other business interests. Her role will be reassigned within Orion.