Northfield, Illinois -- Stepan Company announced that Scott Beamer has joined the firm and will become vice president, chief financial officer succeeding James Hurlbutt who plans to retire after 31 years with the Company.
Beamer joins Stepan after a 16 year career at PPG Industries, Inc., most recently as Assistant Corporate Controller. Prior to that, Beamer was CFO of the European Region for PPG, after progressing through a variety of positions of increasing responsibility.
Beamer is scheduled to start on August 15, 2013. Hurlbutt is scheduled to stay on for an unspecified period of time to assist with a smooth transition.