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GEON Performance Solutions Announces New Chief Executive Officer

AVON LAKE, Ohio--(BUSINESS WIRE)--

Tracy Garrison, industry leader from Hexpol Compounding Americas, appointed

GEON Performance Solutions (“GEON”, “GPS” or the “Company”), a global leader in the formulation, development and manufacturing of performance polymer solutions, announced today the appointment of Tracy Garrison as the Company’s new Chief Executive Officer, effective January 2020. Mr. Garrison will assume the role held by interim CEO, David Mezzanotte, a Director of SK Capital Partners.

“Tracy has a terrific record of driving growth at businesses he has led, most recently at Hexpol Compounding Americas, which operates 20 factories in the United States and Mexico and employs more than 2000 associates,” said Jack Norris, Managing Director of SK Capital. “His combination of industry experience and leadership skills will help launch GPS into a new growth trajectory.”

“I am truly honored and excited to lead an organization with the heritage and potential of GEON,” Mr. Garrison stated. “I look forward to partnering with SK Capital, the executive team and all GPS associates to leverage the Company’s unique product portfolio, strong market position and exceptional talent in executing our growth strategy.”

Mr. Garrison comes to GEON having most recently served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Hexpol Compounding Americas, the leading subsidiary of publicly traded Hexpol AB with strong global market positions in rubber and advanced polymer compounding. Previously, he spent five years at Rhein Chemie Corporation where he led their commercial organization as a Vice President of Sales and Marketing. Additionally, Mr Garrison held a Business Development Manager role at MA Hanna. He holds a B.S. in Chemistry from the University of Tennessee Martin and began his career at Colonial Rubber Works.

Following Mr. Garrison’s start, Mr. Mezzanotte will remain closely involved to support a successful transition and will continue to serve as a member of the Company’s Board of Directors.

ABOUT GEON Performance Solutions

GEON Performance Solutions is a global leader in the formulation, development and manufacture of performance polymer solutions. With a portfolio of highly adaptable vinyl and polyolefin polymer technologies as well as a full-service manufacturing business, GEON combines three powerful traditions into a single, customer-focused business. GEON Performance Solutions is a leading innovator in the development of performance material solutions for a broad range of markets including appliances, building & construction, electronics, healthcare, transportation, wire & cable and more. GEON Performance Solutions has 1,100 global associates and 12 world class manufacturing plants with headquarters in a western suburb of Cleveland, Ohio. Please visit us at www.geon.com to learn more. GEON Performance Solutions is a portfolio company of SK Capital Partners.

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