Chemours Titanium Technologies & Chemical Solutions Business President Resigns; Chemours Begins Talent Search for Backfill & Appoints Interim Leader
Business strategies remain unchanged as Company begins search for new business leader
WILMINGTON, Del.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–$CC–The Chemours Company (“Chemours”) (NYSE: CC), a global chemistry company with leading market positions in Titanium Technologies, Thermal & Specialized Solutions, and Advanced Performance Materials, today announced the resignation of Edwin (Ed) Sparks, President, Titanium Technologies and Chemical Solutions Business at Chemours, effective March 31. Chemours will run a comprehensive search for Ed’s replacement.
Stepping in as interim leader is Aditya Beri, current VP of Supply Chain and Minerals for Titanium Technologies. Aditya has nearly 20 years of experience in the chemical industry, with more than ten years spent with Chemours Titanium Technologies. His experience spans both businesses, where he delivers meaningful contributions across commercial, strategy, raw material procurement, supply chain, and business leadership roles.
“Aditya’s breadth and depth of experience uniquely position him to step in and lead these organizations with clarity and continuity,” said Mark Newman, President and Chief Executive Officer at Chemours. “We’re confident that Aditya will provide continuity of strategy, delivering value for customers across channels through Ti-Pure™ Value Stabilization (TVS) and by continuing our journey to become the most sustainable titanium dioxide enterprise in the world.”
Continued Newman, “Ed has been a foundational member of the Chemours executive team for more than five years, and we are grateful for his leadership and contributions, positioning each of our businesses for continued success. I am incredibly proud of our team’s passion, dedication, and focus on delivering for our customers; I have every confidence in our Titanium Technologies and Chemical Solutions Business colleagues’ ability to continue executing against our strategy to deliver strong business results.”
About The Chemours Company
The Chemours Company (NYSE: CC) is a global leader in Titanium Technologies, Thermal & Specialized Solutions, and Advanced Performance Materials providing its customers with solutions in a wide range of industries with market-defining products, application expertise and chemistry-based innovations. We deliver customized solutions with a wide range of industrial and specialty chemicals products for markets, including coatings, plastics, refrigeration and air conditioning, transportation, semiconductor and consumer electronics, general industrial, and oil and gas. Our flagship products are sold under prominent brands such as Ti-Pure™, Opteon™, Freon™, Teflon™, Viton™, Nafion™, and Krytox™. The company has approximately 6,600 employees and 29 manufacturing sites serving approximately 2,900 customers in approximately 120 countries. Chemours is headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware and is listed on the NYSE under the symbol CC.
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