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PolyOne Corporation, a provider of specialised polymer materials, services and solutions, today announced two internal executive appointments. Mark Crist will serve as president of Color, Additives & Inks, and J. Scott Horn, Jr. will become president of PolyOne Distribution (POD), effective July 3, 2017. Mr. Crist replaces John Van Hulle, who is retiring from PolyOne.

Mr. Crist joined PolyOne in 2008 as a global commercial director for the company's Geon business. He was later promoted to vice president, key account management, where he was responsible for building and growing PolyOne's largest multinational customer relationships. He also served as vice president of Asia, while based in Shanghai. Since 2014 he has served as president of Distribution, driving the business to unprecedented success and growth. Prior to PolyOne, Mr. Crist spent 20 years with Nalco Chemical Company, serving in various sales, marketing and general manager roles focused on specialty markets while based in Europe and North America.

Mr Horn succeeds Mr Crist in the leadership role for PolyOne Distribution as a widely respected, 36-year veteran of the chemical distribution industry. Mr Horn began his career with Fiberchem in 1981 as a sales representative and progressively ascended through various leadership positions, culminating in being named president in 1991, at which time Fiberchem was acquired by M.A. Hanna. With the formation of PolyOne in 2000, Mr Horn has since continued serving regional and industry sectors in general manager roles for the company's world-class distribution business.

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