AKRON, Ohio, July 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- A. Schulman, Inc. (Nasdaq-GS: SHLM) announced today that R. Kelly Hines has been appointed Finance Director for the Americas business segment, effective immediately. In this newly defined role, Hines will lead the finance activities for the Americas while retaining his role as a contributing member of the global operations team.
Hines joined A. Schulman in June 2012, when he was named Director of Global Financial Planning and Analysis for the Company.
"Kelly has demonstrated broad expertise in managing financial processes as well as strategic planning for a global organization. The combination of his controller experience and his financial analysis expertise will significantly benefit our Americas organization," said Gustavo Perez, Vice President and General Manager, Americas and General Manager, Latin America. "We look forward to his continued contributions."
Prior to joining A. Schulman, Hines was Corporate Director, Financial Planning and Analysis for Exal Corporation, a privately held manufacturer of aluminum containers, based in Youngstown, Ohio. He also served seven years in global financial planning and controller positions at The Timken Company, a Canton, Ohio-based manufacturer of friction management and power transmission products. He received a bachelor's degree in accounting from Auburn University.About A. Schulman, Inc. A. Schulman, Inc. is a leading international supplier of high-performance plastic compounds and resins headquartered in Akron, Ohio. Since 1928, the Company has been providing innovative solutions to meet its customers' demanding requirements. The Company's customers span a wide range of markets such as packaging, mobility, building & construction, electronics & electrical, agriculture, personal care & hygiene, sports, leisure & home, custom services and others. The Company employs approximately 3,300 people and has 34 manufacturing facilities globally. A. Schulman reported net sales of $2.1 billion for the fiscal year ended August 31, 2012. Additional information about A. Schulman can be found at www.aschulman.com. SHLM_ALL