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Kraton Polymers Announces Larry R. Frazier as Chief Information Officer

Published on 2008-12-31. Author : SpecialChem

HOUSTON -- Kraton Polymers LLC (Kraton), a leading global producer of engineered polymers and styrenic block copolymers (SBCs), announces the appointment of Larry R. Frazier as Chief Information Officer.

In this role, Larry will be responsible for all aspects of Information Technology for Kraton, including the planned global ERP (SAP) implementation to be undertaken in 2009. "Since first meeting Larry several years ago, I remain impressed not only with Larry´úęs senior management experience, but also his ability to use his unique knowledge to develop practical IT solutions that will undoubtedly help us run our business to better serve our customers," commented Kevin M. Fogarty, Chief Executive Officer of Kraton Polymers LLC.

Mr. Frazier began his career with the Federal Government, including assignments in the Air Force Weapons Laboratory and the Environmental Protection Agency. Prior to joining Kraton Poylmers LLC, he recently served as Chief Information Officer for Chevron Phillips Chemical Company. He has a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from Northeastern University, an MS in Electrical Engineering from the University of New Mexico, and a Masters in Public Administration from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.

About Kraton

Kraton is a leading global producer of engineered polymers and, we believe, the world's largest producer of styrenic block copolymers (SBCs), a family of products whose chemistry was pioneered by our company over forty years ago. SBCs are highly-engineered thermoplastic elastomers, which enhance the performance of numerous products by delivering a variety of attributes, including greater flexibility, resilience, strength, durability and process ability. Kraton polymers are used in a wide range of applications including adhesives, coatings, consumer and personal care products, sealants, lubricants, medical, packaging, automotive, paving, roofing, and footwear products. Kraton has a leading position in nearly all of its core markets and is the only producer of SBCs with global manufacturing capability. Its production facilities are located in the United States, Germany, France, The Netherlands, Brazil, and Japan.

Kraton, the Kraton logo and design, and "Giving Innovators their Edge" tagline are trademarks of Kraton Polymers LLC.

Forward Looking Statements

This press release includes "forward-looking statements" which are statements other than statements of historical fact and are often characterized by the use of words such as "believes," "expects," "estimates," "projects," "may," "will," "intends," "plans" or "anticipates," or by discussions of strategy, plans or intentions. All forward-looking statements in this press release are made based on management's current expectations and estimates, which involve risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause results to differ materially from those expressed in forward-looking statements. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements. We assume no obligation to update such information.

Source: Kraton Polymers LLC


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