A. Schulman, Inc. announced today that Kathleen M. Oswald has joined its Board of Directors. Oswald (67) was elected to the Board at the Company’s annual meeting of stockholders held on December 9, 2016.
For the past nine years, Oswald has served as Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer of Detroit-based Henry Ford Health System, one of the nation’s leading comprehensive, integrated non-profit health systems. In this role, she is responsible for all aspects of human resources for approximately 24,000 employees, including, but not limited to, succession planning, leadership and physician development and talent selection.
She began her career with the Chrysler Corporation, where she held various positions of increasing responsibility during her 28-year tenure. She retired from the automotive manufacturer in 2000 as its Chief Administrative Officer.
“Kathy is a proven business leader with a deep understanding of performance management, as well as having a distinguished track record in the global automotive industry,” said Joseph M. Gingo, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer. “Her insight and experience will be of value to us as we move forward in restoring A. Schulman’s operational and financial performance with a healthy sense of urgency.”
Source: A. Schulman, Inc.
France has launched an offshore green hydrogen production platform at the country’s Port of Saint-Nazaire this week, along with its first offshore wind farm. The hydrogen plant, which its operators say is the world’s first facility of its type, coincides with the launch of another “first of its kind” facility in Sweden dedicated to storing hydrogen in an underground lined rock cavern (LRC).
The project sets up the Hydrogen Valley in Rome, the first industrial-scale technological hub for the development of the national supply chain for the production, transport, storage and use of hydrogen for the decarbonization of industrial processes and for sustainable mobility.
At first glance, hydrogen seems to be the perfect solution to our energy needs. It doesn’t produce any carbon dioxide when used. It can store energy for long periods of time. It doesn’t leave behind hazardous waste materials, like nuclear does. And it doesn’t require large swathes of land to be flooded, like hydroelectricity. Seems too good to be true. So…what’s the catch?