Mark Crist will serve as president of Color, Additives & Inks, and J. Scott Horn, Jr. will become president of PolyOne Distribution (POD), effective July 3, 2017. Mr. Crist replaces John Van Hulle, who is retiring from PolyOne.
Crist joined PolyOne in 2008 as a global commercial director for the company’s Geon business. He was later promoted to VP, key account management, where he was responsible for building and growing PolyOne’s largest multinational customer relationships. He also served as VP of Asia, while based in Shanghai. Since 2014 he has served as president of Distribution, driving the business to unprecedented growth. Prior to PolyOne, Mr. Crist spent 20 years with Nalco Chemical Company, serving in various sales, marketing and general manager roles focused on specialty markets while based in Europe and North America.
“Mark’s broad global experience - and the success he’s achieved in each of his roles while at PolyOne - make him the ideal person to lead our Color business to the next level,” said Robert M. Patterson, chairman, president and CEO, PolyOne Corporation.
Horn succeeds Crist in the leadership role for PolyOne Distribution as a widely respected, 36-year veteran of the chemical distribution industry. Horn began his career with Fiberchem in 1981 as a sales representative and progressively ascended through various leadership positions, culminating in being named president in 1991, at which time Fiberchem was acquired by M.A. Hanna. With the formation of PolyOne in 2000, Mr. Horn has since continued serving regional and industry sectors in GM roles for the company’s distribution business.