HOUSTON – Carbon black supplier Orion Engineered Carbons S.A. announced changes in its executive management team.

Carlos Quinones has been appointed Senior Vice President, Global Operations. Quinones joined Orion and assumed his role on June 3, 2019. He has over 25 years of chemical industry experience with Arco Chemical, Rohm and Haas/Dow Chemical, Praxair and Air Products and Chemicals. “Carlos has deep chemical manufacturing experience across a number of operations including high temperature reactions, waste heat optimization and high reliability systems,” said Corning Painter, CEO of Orion. “Carlos will strengthen our leadership to advance our plant productivity and reliability to new heights.”

Pedro Riveros has been appointed Senior Vice President and General Manager, Americas. Riveros joined Orion and assumed his role on June 3, 2019. He joins Orion following a long career at Air Products and Chemicals, where he held numerous business and general management roles in North and South America and managed large P&Ls. Painter commented, “Pedro is an excellent business leader with a track record of accomplishment in each of his various positions. He is very experienced in business management and strategy, applications development and selling, and working across functions to deliver value to customers. He will bring outstanding leadership to the Orion Americas team.”

Patrick Tuttle has been appointed Senior Vice President, Global Human Resources. Tuttle will join Orion and assume this role on June 10, 2019. He was most recently Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer for ESAB, a global manufacturer of welding supplies, and previously served as Vice President of Human Resources and Strategic Business Partner for Reichhold LLC. He has over 20 years of experience in human resources, many in international roles. “We are pleased to have Patrick join our team at Orion,” said Painter. “His exceptional background in human resources will be invaluable to driving our strategic growth and value enhancement initiatives.”

Quinones, Riveros and Tuttle will all be based in Orion’s Principal Executive Offices in Houston. Dr. Claudine Mollenkopf, Senior Vice President Specialty Carbon Blacks, will be leaving the company to pursue other business interests. Her role will be reassigned within Orion.