CHESTER, SC — Specialty Polymers Inc. has hired Aaron Hughes to be the company’s new Director of Operations. Hughes will be responsible for overseeing the company’s production sites in Chester, South Carolina, and Woodburn, Oregon. His responsibilities cover all aspects of the company’s operations, including quality control, safety and maintenance.

“Aaron is tremendously experienced and extremely knowledgeable,” said Sheryl Southwell, Specialty’s President. “He’s a natural leader and a perfect fit within our organization.”

Hughes worked for more than 20 years for Omnova Solutions in a variety of positions. Most recently, he was Director of Operations for its Chester, South Carolina, location.