/PRNewswire/ – A. Schulman, Inc., a leading international supplier of high-performance plastic compounds, powders and resins, announced today that it has promoted two senior corporate executives. Effective immediately, Andrean Horton will serve as the Company’s Assistant Secretary and Senior Corporate Counsel, U.S. and Canada (“USCAN”) and Latin America (“LATAM”), and Kristopher Westbrooks will become the Company’s Vice President, Corporate Controller and Chief Accounting Officer.
“These talented professionals exemplify the dedication and collaborative spirit that defines A. Schulman,” said Bernard Rzepka, president and chief executive officer of A. Schulman. “Today’s announcement is both a reflection of the significant contributions Andrean and Kris and their teams have made to the Company over the years, as well as an indication of the meaningful leadership role they will play going forward.”
Horton joined A. Schulman in 2010 as its Senior Corporate Counsel, Americas. In that role, she provided counsel on a wide range of legal issues, including intellectual property, real estate, contracts, labor and employment, compliance and litigation. Prior to joining A. Schulman, Horton was General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of The Bartech Group, Inc., and held various legal roles at YRC Worldwide Inc. She received a juris doctor degree from Case Western Reserve University School of Law and a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Michigan. She is a member of the Association of Corporate Counsel, the State Bar of Ohio and the State Bar of Michigan.
Westbrooks joined the Company in 2011 as Assistant Corporate Controller and has served as Corporate Controller since July 2013. Chief Financial Officer Joseph Levanduski has relinquished the role as the Company’s principal accounting officer. Westbrooks began his career in the audit practice of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP. He also served as Global Accounting Consultation Manager and Senior Financial Analyst for The Procter & Gamble Company. He earned his master of accountancy and his bachelor’s degree in business, accountancy from Miami University and is a Certified Public Accountant and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
Source: A. Schulman, Inc.