Phil Ashkettle

Board Member

Phil Ashkettle serves as the Strategic Advisor of Falls River Group, LLC a global mergers and acquisitions advisory firm based out of Naples, FL. And represented McClarin ownership during the negotiations to form McClarin Plastics LLC.

Previously, he served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of M.A. Hanna Company from June 1999 to August 2000 where he led negotiations to create PolyOne Corporation. Prior to that, he was President and Chief Executive Officer of Reichhold Inc. (Formerly, Reichhold Chemicals Inc.) of Research Triangle Park, N.C., from 1992 to 1999.

Mr. Ashkettle also held a number of management and senior management positions with Ashland Chemical (now known as Ashland Inc.) including Manager of Business Development, Vice President of General Polymers division and Group Vice President from 1983 to 1993.

From 1978 to 1982, he was Manager of Materials and Transportation for the Resins and Coatings Division of Owens-Corning Fibreglas. Prior to that he held plan management positions in plastics molding and specialty chemicals.

He began his career as a Development Chemist with Owens-Corning Fiberglas in Granville, OH. He holds a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Ohio University and has completed the Harvard Advanced Management Program.

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