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Good named Ashland global technology director

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Posted by: editor on Tuesday, September 28, 2004 - 09:06 AM

DUBLIN, Ohio (USA) - Ashland Specialty Polymers and Adhesives (SP&A), a business group within Ashland Specialty Chemical, a division of Ashland Inc., announced today that Dr. Frederick J. Good has been promoted to global technology director for the SP&A business group. In his new role, Good will be responsible for global research, product development and technical service for all SP&A product lines, from concept to commercialization.

Good will be based in Dublin, Ohio, and will dually report to Elizabeth A. Potts, vice president, Ashland Specialty Chemical, and general manager of Specialty Polymers & Adhesives; and Luca P. Fontana, vice president of Global Technology for Ashland Specialty Chemical.

"Ashland is recognized as a worldwide leading supplier of high-performance adhesives technology," said Potts. "Fred's immense technical experience and proven leadership in the introduction of innovative solutions to the customer will further strengthen our ability to deliver unique engineered solutions to business challenges."

Fontana added, "Fred will work to ensure optimum alignment of our technology and business strategy, enabling robust technologies based on customer needs. By utilizing the Design for Six Sigma* tools, Fred and his team will work to operationalize and execute the product development process with increased speed and vigor."

Good joined Ashland in 1990 as a senior development chemist for the Composite Polymers business group and was promoted through various positions of increasing technical and business management responsibilities, including chief technologist; Southeast Asia business manager and global technology transfer manager; and global technology manager. In his most recent role, Good served as commercial manager for Asia, Latin America and the Middle East, and was responsible for Composite Polymers' business strategy development and execution within these geographies.

A native of Syracuse, N.Y., Good earned a doctorate in polymer chemistry from SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry and a bachelor's degree in chemistry from SUNY College and Syracuse University. Good also completed the Indiana University Executive Development Program in 2002.

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