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MERICHEM APPOINTS KATHRYN E. YOUNG TO POSITION OF VICE PRESIDENT AND GENERAL MANAGER OF MERICHEM CAUSTIC SERVICES (MCS)

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Merichem Company announced today the appointment of Ms. Kathryn E. Young to the position of Vice President and General Manager of Merichem Caustic Services (MCS). Ms. Young’s responsibilities include leadership of the business unit sales, marketing, logistics, R&D, and financial performance. Ms. Young is replacing Mr. Gordon C. Kato, who served as Vice President and General Manager of this business for the last seven years. Mr. Kato, who has been with Merichem since 1980, will continue to serve the company as Vice President – Business Development and will report to Ms. Young. In this new role, Mr. Kato is responsible for overseeing MCS marketing, managing the naphthenic acid business, and leading MCS growth initiatives. Prior to joining Merichem, Ms. Young held senior leadership positions at Waste Management and Bush Brothers & Company. Most recently, Kathryn was employed by Sirius Solutions where she served as Vice President, Operations. “Kathy is another great addition to Merichem’s leadership team” said Patrick Hickey, Ph.D., Merichem President & CEO, “as she brings strong leadership, operations and strategy skills.” Kendra Lee, Chairman of Merichem, said: “We are confident Ms. Young will take this business to new heights, building on the market leading position achieved under Mr. Kato.” Ms. Young holds a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Ohio University, and a MBA from Rice University.

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