A. Schulman Appoints Kim L. Whiteman to Head Global Human Resources Team

May 28, 2009 at 12:00 AM EDT
prnewswire A. Schulman Appoints Kim L. Whiteman to Head Global Human Resources Team

prnewswire A. Schulman Appoints Kim L. Whiteman to Head Global Human Resources Team

AKRON, Ohio, May 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- A. Schulman, Inc. (Nasdaq-GS: SHLM) announced today that Kim L. Whiteman has been named Vice President, Global Human Resources for the Company, effective June 15, 2009. Among his responsibilities, Whiteman will lead all of the Company's human resources activities, as well as oversee the continued development of the organization's global cultural and team alignment process.

"Kim has considerable experience managing global human resources functions for a major manufacturing company," said Joseph M. Gingo, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer. "He is familiar with the various cultural differences and requirements of organizations that operate in many regions of the world, as A. Schulman does. We look forward to Kim's leadership as we continue to develop our own global culture, which will focus on aligning all of our associates toward meeting our Company's strategic goals as well as providing development opportunities throughout our organization."

Whiteman has been with The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company since 1979. Most recently, he was Human Resource Director - Global Sourcing, with responsibility for human resource strategic and tactical plans for the global sourcing organization, including manufacturing, supply chain, procurement, facilities planning and continuous improvement teams. Prior to that, he was Director, Organizational Capability, responsible for global organization development and change management. His other positions at Goodyear included human resource management for a number of the company's divisions and plants.

Whiteman received a bachelor's degree in industrial and systems engineering from The Ohio State University in 1979. He also attended executive education classes at the American Graduate School of International Management and the Wharton Business School.

About A. Schulman, Inc.

Headquartered in Akron, Ohio, A. Schulman is a leading international supplier of high-performance plastic compounds and resins. These materials are used in a variety of consumer, industrial, automotive and packaging applications. The Company employs about 2,100 people and has 16 manufacturing facilities in North America, Europe and Asia. Revenues for the fiscal year ended August 31, 2008, were $1.98 billion. Additional information about A. Schulman can be found at