Middlebury, Connecticut - Chemtura Corp. has appointed Robert Wedinger chief business officer. In this role, Wedinger will report directly to chairman and chief executive officer Robert Wood.
Wedinger is now responsible for Chemtura's commercial organisation and its four businesses: Polymer Additives, Performance Specialties, Crop and Consumer Products.
He was previously serving as group president of Performance Specialties - a role which involves overseeing the urethanes business at Chemtura - and will retain this role in addition to his new responsibilities.
Wedinger joined Chemtura in 2006 as vice president and general manager of Process Chemicals and Polymers, from J.M. Huber Corp. in Maryland. He holds 10 US patents and has three more pending.