FAIRLAWN, OH - OMNOVA Solutions announced that Anne Noonan is joining the company as President of the Performance Chemicals business segment, effective September 22, 2014. She succeeds James Hohman, who will retire from OMNOVA on October 24, 2014. To ensure an orderly transition, Hohman will assume the role of special advisor to Noonan until his retirement date.

"We are excited to welcome Anne Noonan to OMNOVA Solutions," said Kevin McMullen, OMNOVA's Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. "She has an impressive background in the specialty chemicals industry, from strategic marketing to product development and innovation, to mergers and acquisitions, to general management. Anne has a strong history of transforming businesses through strategic actions, teamwork and alignment, and an intense focus on initiatives that will drive profitable growth. She has been particularly effective in developing clear insights into customer needs, and utilizing technology to meet those needs and create a clear and compelling value proposition for the customer. She will be an excellent addition to our senior leadership team and our company.

Noonan joins OMNOVA from Chemtura Corp., a $2.2 billion global developer and manufacturer of specialty chemicals.