The Chemours Company (Chemours) (NYSE: CC), a global chemistry company with leading market positions in titanium technologies, fluoroproducts, and chemical solutions, today announced that Paul Kirsch, president of the company’s Fluoroproducts business, has elected to leave Chemours. Edwin (Ed) Sparks, who is president of Chemours’ Chemical Solutions business, will lead Fluoroproducts as well, effective immediately. They will work closely together throughout the month of October to assure a seamless transition, providing continuity for Chemours customers and other stakeholders.
Among his many responsibilities, Paul served as executive sponsor of Chemours’ corporate responsibility work, which is closely aligned with his personal passion for environmental stewardship. He leaves Chemours to take the role of CEO for 4THBIN, an electronics recycling business he and his brother founded a few years ago.
Ed started his career at DuPont working at the New Johnsonville Titanium Technologies manufacturing facility. For over 25 years, he held positions of increasing responsibility across that company in sales, operations, technology, process development, as well as corporate strategy and capital planning. Most recently, as president of Chemours’ Chemical Solutions business, Ed streamlined the organization’s operations and delivered annual improvements in revenue and margin.
«Ed brings deep commercial and operating experience and is the right person to take over for Paul. I am confident Ed’s leadership will enable the Fluoroproducts business to achieve long-term, sustainable growth» said Mark Newman, Chemours COO. «Paul was instrumental in completing the foundational transformation of the Fluoroproducts business and developing the current business strategy. I wish Paul well in this next phase of his professional life»