HOUSTON – Orion Engineered Carbons S.A. announced several changes in its executive management team.
Pedro Riveros has been appointed Senior Vice President Global Rubber Carbon Black and General Manager for the Americas. Riveros joined Orion in June 2019 and previously held the position of Senior Vice President and General Manager Americas. In his new role, Riveros will be responsible for the Global Rubber Carbon Black product line and all aspects of the Americas region. He will continue to report to CEO Corning Painter.
Sandra Niewiem has been appointed Senior Vice President Global Specialty Carbon Black and General Manager for the EMEA Region. Niewiem joined Orion in December 2013 and previously held the position of Vice President Global Product Management and Business Development Specialty Carbon Black. In her new role, Niewiem will be responsible for the Global Specialty Carbon Black product line and all aspects of the EMEA region. She will continue to report to Corning Painter.
Michael Reers has been appointed Chief Administration Officer. Reers joined Orion in September 2012 and previously held the position of Senior Vice President and Group Controller. In his new role, Reers will be globally responsible for Information Technology and Carbon Black Oil procurement. He will report to Corning Painter.
“These leaders have demonstrated excellent capabilities and a bias for action,” said Painter. “In their new roles, they can further expand their contributions to Orion and our valued customers.”
Erik Thiry, formerly Senior Vice President Rubber Carbon Black, has left the company to pursue other business interests.