Birla Carbon appoints John Loudermilk appointed as CEO
Birla Carbon has appointed John Loudermilk as CEO Birla Carbon, effective 1 August 2021. In his previous role of Chief Operating Officer (COO), Loudermilk is said to have played a key part in shaping the Vision of Birla Carbon. He is also said to have been “instrumental” in the launch of the company’s Continua brand of sustainable carbonaceous materials.
Commenting on the appointment, Dr. Santrupt Misra, Group Director, Carbon Black; Director, Chemicals; and Director, Group HR of Aditya Birla Group said, “Birla Carbon has been on a transformation journey for the last few years and John has played a pivotal role in leading this change. His deep insights into workings of global business and understanding of the Carbon Black business and its customers make him most suited to lead Birla Carbon through the next stage of its growth, premised on innovation and purpose. I wish John all success in this endeavor.”
Loudermilk has more than 30 years of experience, including 16 years in the carbon black business and over 10 years with the Aditya Birla Group. He joined the carbon black business as director, Global Operations, in 2005. In 2008, he was appointed vice president, Global Operations, with the responsibility for global manufacturing facilities, corporate engineering, quality, and six-sigma. He also took over the responsibility for the North America business as Regional President and led the Technology and Strategy efforts. In 2016, Loudermilk assumed the additional responsibility as President of the Europe and Africa region and in 2017 was appointed COO.
Loudermilk holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.