Cabot changes EMEA leadership
Effective 1 October 2018, Jay Doubman, currently senior vice president, Corporate Strategy and Development, and president, Cabot Corporation Specialty Fluids segment, will assume responsibilities for leading the specialty carbons, fumed metal oxides, and aerogel product lines, as senior vice president and president, Performance Additives.
Aled Rees, currently vice president and general manager, Specialty Fluids segment will assume responsibilities for leading the specialty compounds and inkjet product lines and the EMEA region, as senior vice president and president, Formulated Solutions and president of the EMEA region, effective October 1, 2018. Rees will also continue leading the Specialty Fluids segment, now as president of the segment. Cross will remain with the company through the end of January 2019, providing advisory and transition support.
Doubman joined Cabot in 2006, and has held several commercial and business positions including vice president and general manager of the tire and elastomer composites product lines within the Reinforcement Materials segment, and vice president of the Europe, Middle East and Africa region for the Reinforcement Materials segment.
On 23 July Cabot Corporation announced that Nicholas Cross, executive vice president and president of the Performance Chemicals segment and Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region, will step down from these roles at Cabot for personal reasons.
Cross joined Cabot in 2009 as vice president and general manager for the EMEA region and was appointed executive vice president and president, Performance Chemicals segment in 2014. During his tenure, he held a variety of leadership positions, including president of the Specialty Fluids segment.
“I have really enjoyed my time with Cabot, and am grateful to have spent nearly 10 years with this great company. I am proud of the Company’s accomplishments during my tenure and this will stand out as a career highlight for me,” said Cross. “I see exceptionally strong opportunities within the Performance Chemicals segment to accelerate growth and Cabot is uniquely positioned to capture this growth.”