Bloom named president Hexpol Compounding Americas

Hexpol AB (publ.) has appointed Kenneth L. Bloom as its new president of Hexpol Compounding Americas. Ken succeeds Tracy Garrison who decided to leave the company in November 2019. The new appointment took effect on 1 January 2020.

Ken Bloom (as he like to be known) most recently worked at Preferred Compounding, where he very successfully has been the CEO & President since 2006. Hexpol acquired Preferred Compounding in July 2019. Bloom holds a BSc in Engineering and an MBA in Finance.

“We are very happy to welcome Ken Bloom to Hexpol. Ken is an industry veteran and he has since 2006, successfully developed Preferred Compounding and with a customer centric approach significantly grown the company both organically and through acquisitions. With Ken’s extensive experience from the rubber compounding industry and strong track record, I am confident that Ken will continue to develop Hexpol Compounding Americas in a successful way”, Mikael Fryklund, president and CEO Hexpol commented.

Ken Bloom said: “I am very fortunate and excited to join the Hexpol organization. Hexpol has an extremely talented and capable team that uniquely positions it to continue to be the “supplier of choice” to our valued customers. I look forward to leading this team and driving continued improvement in all parts of our business”.

Tracy Garrison, the previous president Hexpol Compounding Americas and Hexpol TP Compounding announced that he had decided to leave the company for a position outside the Hexpol Group in November 2019. Tracy Garrison officially left at the end of December 2019 and CEO Mikael Fryklund acted as interim president Hexpol Compounding Americas and Hexpol TP Compounding until Ken Bloom was named as successor in December.

“Tracy Garrison has been instrumental in our successful growth strategy to considerably expand the Rubber Compounding business in Americas. Likewise he has built up a very strong and capable team and culture in our American operations. I would like to take the opportunity to thank Tracy for his commitment and efforts during his long and valuable time within the Hexpol Group and wish him great success in his new position”, said Mikael Fryklund, president and CEO Hexpol Group.

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