Elementis plc has appointed David Dutro to the board as group chief executive and announced the appointment of Greg McClatchy as President of Elementis Specialties.
Mr. Dutro was president and COO, Elementis worldwide, a position he has held since October 2005. Before that he was president of Elementis Pigments, having joined Elementis in that role in November 1998. Previously, Mr. Dutro was vice president, general manager of Universal Foods’ dairy and food ingredient businesses (now Sensient Technologies Corp), and also spent time with ICI in their colors, polymer additives and surfactants businesses.
Commenting on the appointment, Bob Beeston, chairman, said, “David has played a key role in the group’s recent reorganization and significant improvement in performance. I am confident that Elementis will continue to benefit from his leadership going forward.”
Mr. McClatchy brings 20 years of industry experience to his new role, including senior positions at Elementis Pigments, serving as managing director of Elementis Linatex and serving most recently as president of Elementis Chromium.
“Greg has shown a tremendous ability to immediately impact the performance of the organizations with which he has been associated as was illustrated by the five-fold increase in profit during Greg’s tenure at Elementis Chromium,” Mr. Dutro said. “I am very confident that Elementis Specialties will benefit from Greg’s leadership and the role he will play in developing and implementing a clear and achievable growth strategy.”