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CLAYTON, Mo., Jan. 20, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- On January 14, 2022, the Board of Directors of FutureFuel Corp. (NYSE: FF) (“FutureFuel”) appointed Charles W. Lyon as its Senior Vice President of Strategy and Planning. Mr. Lyon was previously hired as Senior Vice President of Strategy and Planning at FutureFuel Chemical Company, a wholly owned subsidiary of FutureFuel, on September 7, 2021.
Mr. Lyon is responsible for leading the Sales, Marketing, and Technology teams and will develop and implement a business growth strategy for custom chemicals, specialty chemicals, and biodiesel products. Mr. Lyon is a global business executive with over 25 years of international business experience in over 30 countries in the industrial chemical and specialty chemical industries. He has extensive experience in establishing and growing specialty chemicals businesses, especially in the Americas and Asia Pacific regions.
Prior to joining FutureFuel Chemical Company, Mr. Lyon was employed by Prefere Melamines, a unit of Prefere Resins, where he was Business Director for the Americas and Asia. For fifteen years before this, he was Business Director, Americas and Asia for INEOS Melamines, a unit of INEOS. Mr Lyon has also held senior roles with UCB, Solutia Inc. and Monsanto.
Mr. Lyon received a BS in Chemical Engineering and a MS in Engineering Management, both from the University of Missouri in Rolla (now Missouri University of Science and Technology).
“We are thrilled to have a leader of Charlie’s caliber join our team.” said Tom McKinlay, FutureFuel’s Chief Operating Officer. “His insight and experience will help shape and grow our business as we move on to the next chapter of our company’s journey with justifiable optimism.”
FutureFuel is a leading manufacturer of diversified chemical products, specialty chemical products, and biofuel products. In its chemicals business, FutureFuel manufactures specialty chemicals for specific customers (“custom chemicals”) as well as multi-customer specialty chemicals (“performance chemicals”). FutureFuel’s custom chemicals product portfolio includes proprietary intermediates for major chemical companies and chlorinated polyolefin adhesion promoters and antioxidant precursors for a major chemical company. FutureFuel’s performance chemicals product portfolio includes polymer (nylon) modifiers and several small-volume specialty chemicals for diverse applications. FutureFuel’s biofuels segment primarily produces and sells biodiesel to its customers. Please visit www.futurefuelcorporation.com for more information.
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