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SDCmaterials names William Staron as executive chairman

Staff writer | Tempe, Az., USA | September 25, 2014
William StaronSeptember 25, 2014, Tempe, Az., USA - SDCmaterials, Inc. announces the appointment of William Staron as executive chairman.
Mr. Staron has been working with SDC in a senior consulting capacity. Mr. Staron's career has spanned 42 years on the supply side primarily to the automotive industry, including 17 years with Engelhard (acquired by BASF), where he led the Environmental Catalysts, Specialty Minerals & Colors, and Chemical Catalysts Groups.

In 2003, he joined Umicore as Senior Vice-President for Automotive Catalysts for North America. In 2007, he was appointed Senior Vice-President for Global Research & Technology for the Automotive Catalysts Division. In October 2008, he became the Head of the Catalysts Business Unit and a member of the Executive Committee. He retired from Umicore at the end of 2012.


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