Axiall Appoints George Biltz Chief Strategy Officer
ATLANTA -- August 16, 2013
Axiall Corporation (NYSE: AXLL) today announced that George Biltz has joined
the company as chief strategy officer, effective immediately, as part of the
company’s ongoing effort to deliver on its growth priorities.
In this newly created senior leadership position, Biltz will assume the lead
role in the identification, assessment, analysis and negotiations of strategic
opportunities to support the company’s growth goals.
“George brings broad and deep expertise in the chemicals industry, as well as
a nice blend of strategic merger-and-acquisition and business leadership
experience, to this important new role at Axiall,” said President and Chief
Executive Officer Paul Carrico.
“This is an important senior leadership role at Axiall, which is expected to
drive consistent strategy and visioning, focus on key strategic initiatives
and fuel business development and M&A activities,” Carrico said. “The depth
and breadth of George’s strategic and operational experiences, coupled with
his leadership roles, make George ideally suited for this role.”
Prior to joining Axiall, Biltz served on the senior leadership team of The Dow
Chemical Company, most recently leading its utility and energy business. He
has more than 30 years of experience in the chemical industry, including
serving as the corporate vice president of strategy, planning and M&A at Dow,
as well as CEO roles with ANGUS Chemical Company and Ascot Chemical Limited.
Biltz holds a bachelor's degree in chemical engineering from the University of
Detroit and an MBA from Central Michigan University.
Axiall Corporation is a leading integrated chemicals and building products
company. It is an international manufacturer of chlor-alkali and derivatives,
chlorovinyls and aromatics products including chlorine, caustic soda, vinyl
chloride monomer, chlorinated solvents, calcium hypochlorite, ethylene
dichloride, muriatic acid, phosgene derivatives, polyvinyl chloride, vinyl
compounds, acetone, cumene and phenol. It also manufactures vinyl-based
building and home improvement products that are marketed under Royal Building
Products, Celect™, Zuri™, Kor Flo™, Overture, S4S and Exterior Portfolio
brands, including window and door profiles, mouldings, siding, pipe and pipe
fittings, and decking. Axiall, headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, has
manufacturing facilities located throughout North America and in Asia to
provide industry-leading materials and services to customers. For more
information, visit www.axiall.com.
Martin Jarosick, 770-395-4524
Alan Chapple, 770-395-4538
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