CLEVELAND, March 6, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- PolyOne Corporation (POL), a leading global provider of specialized polymer materials, services and solutions, announced that its Board of Directors has elected Dr. Patricia Verduin as an independent director effective today.
Dr. Verduin, 59, is Chief Technology Officer at Colgate-Palmolive Company, where she is responsible for the development of innovative new products and solutions, as well as product safety, quality, regulatory and product sustainability. She joined the company in 2007 as Vice President of Global Research & Development for the Oral Care, Personal Care and Home Care product categories. She previously served in several leadership and scientific roles with ConAgra Foods and Nabisco. She also served on the Board of Directors at Monsanto.
Dr. Verduin received a bachelor's degree in Food Science from the University of Delaware, an MBA from Fairleigh Dickinson University, and a PhD in Food Chemistry from Rutgers University.
"Pat has developed and contributed her deep scientific, regulatory and R&D expertise at three leading global consumer companies, and we are thrilled that she has now joined our Board of Directors," said Robert M. Patterson, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, PolyOne Corporation. "Innovation is the lifeblood of a specialty company. Pat's technical insights and experience will provide invaluable perspective as we seek to expand our specialty portfolio and achieve our growth objectives."
Commenting on her election, Dr. Verduin said, "PolyOne is an innovative leader in developing specialty materials that help customers meet their products' performance and sustainability goals. I'm excited for this opportunity to join the company's Board and contribute to the ongoing success of PolyOne."
PolyOne Corporation (POL), with 2018 revenues of $3.5 billion, is a premier provider of specialized polymer materials, services and solutions. The company is dedicated to serving customers in diverse industries around the globe, by creating value through collaboration, innovation and an unwavering commitment to excellence. Guided by its Core Values, Sustainability Promise and No Surprises PledgeSM, PolyOne is an ACC Responsible Care® certified company committed to its customers, employees, communities and shareholders through ethical, sustainable and fiscally responsible principles. For more information, visit www.polyone.com.
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