PolyOne Corporation announced the hiring of Cathy K. Dodd as vice president, marketing. Dodd succeeds Julie A. McAlindon, who was promoted to president of PolyOne’s Designed Structures and Solutions following the acquisition of Spartech. Dodd will be responsible for developing and executing PolyOne’s marketing strategy and leading all corporate marketing functions to achieve the company’s objectives of profitable sales growth, innovation, specialty mix improvement and value creation.
“Cathy has a strong and successful marketing track record of driving profitable growth and innovation within the specialty chemical sector,” said Michael Kahler, senior vice president, chief commercial officer. “Her proven ability to develop and execute marketing strategies and lead global marketing teams will be a tremendous asset as we pursue our specialization strategy. We’re extremely pleased she’s joined our leadership team.”
Dodd joined PolyOne from Eastman Chemical Company, where she served in strategic marketing roles, including director of downstream engagement and design, as well as director of global chemicals marketing. In addition she worked at Honeywell International as brand manager for FRAM and Autolite, as well as global market manager for healthcare specialty films. Dodd began her career at Ashland Oil, serving in various marketing, supply chain and commercial roles. Ms. Dodd earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration in marketing and management from the University of Kentucky in Lexington, KY.