CUYAHOGA FALLS, OH – Emerald Performance Materials has elected Edward T. Gotch to serve on the company’s board of directors. Gotch is also CEO of Emerald Kalama Chemical LLC, a business group of Emerald Performance Materials, and has been a key member of Emerald’s leadership team since the company was formed in 2006. His vision in leading the organization has been instrumental to its successful transformation, engendering accelerated growth that tripled the company's size over a 10-year period.

Prior to his tenure at Emerald Performance Materials, Gotch served in corporate financial planning and analysis and general management roles at Emerald predecessor companies Lubrizol, Noveon and BFGoodrich, as well as at several plant operating units in the United States and in Asia of the Geon/OxyVinyls Co.