VILLEJUST, France - Philippe Carabin has been named Chief Executive Officer (Président du Directoire) of Eliokem International.
In his new role, Carabin replaces Jacques Collonge, who has been CEO of Eliokem since the creation of the company in December 2001. Collonge will retire at the beginning of 2009 after 35 years of service with the company.
Carabin joined Goodyear's Le Havre plant in 1971. In 1991, he was named Administration and Accounting Manager of Goodyear Specialty Chemicals; and in December 2001 he was appointed Chief Financial Officer of Eliokem. Since 2005, in addition to his role as CFO, he has been responsible for IT, general administration, supply chain and the purchase of non-strategic raw materials.