Lehigh Technologies strengthens leadership team with two vice presidents
Specialty chemicals leader promotes industry veterans to drive market growth for sustainable raw materials
ATLANTA– September 17, 2015 – Lehigh Technologies, a leading specialty chemicals company that produces micronized rubber powders (MRP), today announced the promotion of two industry veterans to its leadership team. Ryan Alleman has been named vice president for coatings, construction and asphalt, and Jason Stravinski has been named vice president of operations. The executives are tasked with ensuring operational success and opening new markets as Lehigh continues its rapid market growth.
“Lehigh is fortunate to add such experienced and talented executives to our leadership team,” said Dr. Alan Barton, Lehigh Technologies CEO. “To successfully bring low-cost, sustainable raw materials to highly technical markets, it is critical to have a team with deep experience in the markets we serve and the technical knowledge and credibility to back it up. Ryan and Jason have already established a track record for delivering compelling results for dozens of customers, and they will play a key role in helping Lehigh continue to meet rapidly increasing demand for sustainable materials in the specialty chemicals market.”
Ryan joined Lehigh Technologies in 2007 and has driven dramatic growth in the coatings, construction and asphalt segments over the past seven years. He has established Lehigh as a market leader by introducing a rigorous, technically-based approach to the use of MRP in target segments. Prior to Lehigh, Ryan spent 14 years at Ciba Specialty Chemicals in several market development and commercial leadership roles. In his new role at Lehigh, Ryan will continue his focus on expanding the company’s product range, which now includes additives such as the innovative Rheopave™ technology in the construction and asphalt segments. He will also develop new markets for Lehigh’s MicroDyne™ MRP to bring enhanced performance attributes and lower costs to a range of industrial applications.
Jason is responsible for leading all the manufacturing and supply-chain functions for Lehigh. He has also spearheaded the engineering and design work for expanding Lehigh’s manufacturing footprint outside the United States. Before joining Lehigh in 2012, Jason spent nine years in operational roles for Intel. He is a graduate of the University of Florida with a degree in chemical engineering, and he earned an MBA from the University of New Mexico.
ABOUT LEHIGH TECHNOLOGIES
Lehigh Technologies is a leading specialty chemicals company that produces high-performance micronized rubber powders (MRP), a sustainable specialty material that replaces oil-based materials to reduce costs. Lehigh's cryogenic turbo mill technology converts end-of-life tires and other post-industrial rubber into micron-scale powders used in a wide range of consumer and industrial applications. Customers include more than 60 leading tire, asphalt and plastics companies around the world. To learn more, visit lehightechnologies.com.