In this role, Dr. Jarus will have global responsibility for driving innovation and developing new solutions and applications across all markets.
Dr. Jarus joined PolyOne in 2000 as an advanced R&D scientist and has earned increasing responsibility in leadership positions spanning PolyOne businesses and corporate R&D. He has served as PolyOne’s M&A technology integration lead, program director of lean innovation, and global technology director for Specialty Engineered Materials.
“Innovation is the lifeblood of a specialty organization, and David has demonstrated consistent, collaborative leadership that helped to enable our specialty transformation,” said Robert M. Patterson, chairman, president and CEO, PolyOne Corporation. “At the same time, I offer my sincere thanks and appreciation to Chris Murphy, who has had a tremendous career in specialty chemicals and contributed immensely to PolyOne and our customers over the last six years.”