CLEVELAND—PolyOne Corporation’s board of directors elects Robert E. Abernathy as independent director, effective immediately. Abernathy serves on the company’s audit committee.
Abernathy comes to the board after recently retiring as chairman and CEO of medical technology company Halyard Health. His term with Halyard dates back to 2014 when the company established itself as a spinoff from Kimberly-Clark. Prior to Halyard, Abernathy served at Kimberly-Clark for 32 years in multiple executive and leadership roles. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from the University of Alabama and a master’s from the Institute of Paper Chemistry.
"We are very pleased to welcome [Abernathy] to our board and look forward to his immediate impact, contributions, and guidance," states Robert M. Patterson, CEO of PolyOne.
"PolyOne is at the forefront of innovation, material science, and service that truly make a difference in people's lives,” adds Abernathy. “The company's specialty journey continues to evolve and grow, and I am excited to be participating as a member of this diverse and talented board."
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