Ascend Performance Materials appoints new president

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Fiber supplier Ascend Performance Materials has appointed Phil McDivitt as president and COO. McDivitt joined the company last April and served as president of the company’s nylon business before the promotion.

‘When I recruited Phil a year ago, I was confident that he had the commercial, operational and leadership capabilities to accelerate the growth and profitability of our nylon business and to do more,’ said Fred Poses, Ascend CEO.

Prior to joining Ascend, McDivitt served in various operations and commercial positions at Celanese Corp, a global technology and specialty materials company. Beginning in 2012, he served as vice president and general manager of Celanese’s engineered materials business, which is an industry leader in acetal polymers, liquid crystal polymers, long fiber reinforced thermoplastics and ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene.

This story is reprinted from material from Ascend, with editorial changes made by Materials Today. The views expressed in this article do not necessarily represent those of Elsevier.