Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania -- Bayer Materialscience has named Jerry MacCleary its new president for the NAFTA region, with effect from 1 June 2012. MacCleary takes over the leadership of the company's operations in the region from Greg Babe, who recently announced his retirement from Bayer.
Bayer said MacCleary will retain his leadership of the polyurethanes marketing and business development activities of BMS for the NAFTA region, a responsibility that he has held since 2004. Polyurethanes, Plastics, and Coatings, Adhesives and Specialties are the three major businesses within Bayer MaterialScience.
"Jerry brings more than 30 years of experience in Bayer's materials businesses to this leadership role," said Patrick Thomas, president and ceo of Bayer MaterialScience AG, in an 18 April company announcement. "His knowledge and expertise in this industry will be critical as we look to continue to build on our position in this important region."
MacCleary was previously head of Performance Systems at Bayer Polymers, where he was responsible for leading and implementing business strategies for various plastics and nylon products for such industries as automotive, insulation and injection moulding.