• September 22, 2022
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Simon Medley, industry leader from Loparex, appointed 

Independence, OH – September 22, 2022 – Valtris Specialty Chemicals, a leading global manufacturer of a comprehensive portfolio of specialty additives and precursors, announced today the appointment of Simon Medley as the company’s new Chief Executive Officer, effective September 19, 2022. Simon will assume the role held formerly by Paul Angus.

“Simon’s proven track record and three decades of chemicals industry experience will be a great addition to Valtris,” said Jack Norris, a Managing Director of SK Capital. “This is an exciting time for the company as it continues its progression towards becoming a world class specialty additives business. Simon’s industry know-how, demonstrated leadership and deep understanding of Valtris’ markets make him an excellent leader for the company.” 

“I’m grateful and excited for the opportunity to lead Valtris through its next chapter of growth and transformation,” Simon Medley stated. “I look forward to working in partnership with SK Capital and our Valtris colleagues to build on this sound business and unlock its full potential.”

Mr. Medley was most recently CEO of Loparex, a North Carolina based global supplier of release liners. Previously, he spent 5 years at Chemtura where he held several critical executive positions, including Executive Vice President and President of Industrial Performance Products and President of Great Lakes Solutions. Before Chemtura, Medley held Senior Vice President positions at BASF, leading global teams in Germany and North America. Simon holds a bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from Teesside University in the United Kingdom and started his career at ICI Chemicals and Polymers.


Valtris, headquartered in Independence, Ohio is a global leader in specialty performance additives and precursors, offering innovative solutions and products to customers around the world. With strong technical expertise and best in class formulation capabilities, Valtris develops products that provide essential performance properties to plastics, coatings, adhesives and sealants, pharmaceuticals, flavors and fragrances, and personal care products.  For more than 75 years, Valtris has served as a trusted partner for customers by providing exceptional service and high-quality products. Valtris is committed to safely developing and manufacturing value-added and sustainable solutions that meet the long-term needs of its customers.  The Company operates nine manufacturing locations and employees approximately 700 people across North America, Europe, and Asia.  For more information, please visit www.valtris.com.