Nexeo Plastics Executive Leadership Team
Paul Tayler, CEO
Paul Tayler serves as president and chief executive officer of Nexeo Plastics. He has 30 years of experience in the specialty chemicals and materials industries and has held senior commercial roles in the United States, Asia, and Europe. Prior to becoming CEO, Paul served as vice president of the company’s Europe, Middle East and Africa division. Before joining Nexeo Plastics, he served as vice president global sales and marketing for Innovia Films and vice president commercial, Asia Pacific at DSM Engineering Plastics. Paul holds a Joint Honors Bachelor of Chemistry and Physics from Salford University, United Kingdom, where he also earned a Ph.D. in Chemistry.
Michael Everett, Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer
Michael Everett is responsible for all accounting, treasury, financial planning and reporting, and financial risk management for the company. He has more than 25 years of experience in financial operations, including progressive roles in the energy and financial services industries. Michael earned a Master of Science in Finance and Economics and a Bachelor of Fine Arts from West Texas A&M University, and has been a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) since 1997.
Jordi Armengol, Regional Chief Financial Officer, Europe, Middle East & Africa
Jodi Armengol is responsible for Finance in EMEA and ASIA. His experience spans more than 25 years in finance leadership roles, as well as other support functions (IT, human resources, legal, customer service representative). Jordi has worked in different industries from home care manufacturing to fast moving consumer goods. He holds University degrees in Business and Law, as well as a Master in Business Administration from IESE Barcelona Business School.
Ricardo Castro, Vice President, Chief Information Officer
Ricardo Castro has global responsibility for all aspects of the company’s information security and technology environment, including the organization’s data analytics and digital transformation strategy. He has more than 25 years of experience across industrial manufacturing industries, holding several leadership roles in the oil and gas, chemicals, automotive and metals industries. Ricardo holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance from Texas Southern University.
Jeff Collier, Chief Commercial Officer, North America
Jeff is focused on growing market share, improving performance growth and developing personnel for North America by implementing a “People, Process, Customer Focus” strategy. He has 30 years of senior sales management experience. Previously, Jeff worked for PSAV, where he served as vice president of sales and sales operations/effectiveness, and WW Grainger, Inc., where he was vice president of field sales and regional vice president of commercial/manufacturing sales.
Pau Climent, Vice President, Operations
Pau Climent is responsible for the company’s supply chain, warehousing, distribution, safety and quality functions. He has extensive experience in supply chain and global operations excellence. Pau holds a Master of Business Administration from IE Business School in Madrid, Spain, a Master of Science in Aeronautical Engineering from ENSICA in Toulouse, France, and a Master of Science in Industrial Engineering from ETSEIB in Barcelona, Spain.
Joost d’Hooghe, Vice President, Sales – Europe, Middle East & Africa
Joost d’Hooghe is responsible for growing and expanding the company’s footprint across all existing and prospective vertical markets throughout Europe, Middle East and Africa. His experience spans more than 20 years of international B2B sales, operational development, and expertise in business development, sales, human resource development and capital projects management. Joost holds a Master of Science in Aerospace Engineering from the Technical University of Delft in Delft, Netherland and an Executive Master of Business Administration from the Rotterdam School of Management.
Arturo Hoyo, Vice President, Product Line Management – North America
Arturo Hoyo is responsible for attracting new suppliers, adding new products and strengthening global sourcing capabilities. Arturo has more than 30 years of experience in the polymers and chemicals market. Prior to joining, he held various leadership roles at large chemical companies. Arturo holds a Chemical Engineering degree and a Master of Quality Engineering from Universidad Iberoamericana in México City.
Larry Hunt, Vice President, Strategic Commercial Services
Larry is responsible for strategic commercial services, including marketing, key end markets, and technical support. He has more than 35 years of experience in industrial and plastics industries, including roles in sales, sales management, global management and marketing. Larry holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Northwood University.
Shannon Pope, Global Controller and Chief Accounting Officer
Shannon is responsible for the global planning, implementation and management of the accounting activities for the company. She has more than 20 years of progressive experience in accounting, tax, finance and business administration at large and small, public and private enterprises, all during high-growth periods in the companies’ life cycles. Shannon holds a Bachelor of Accounting from the University of Michigan and holds a CPA license in Texas.
Carrie Rutherford, Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer
Carrie Rutherford is globally responsible for the company’s human resources, legal and administrative operations. She has more than 25 years of experience in legal and administration, holding leadership roles in healthcare, legal and business services companies. Carrie holds a Juris Doctor from University of Houston Law Center and a Bachelor of Liberal Arts from St. Edward’s University.
Leon Suo, General Manager, Asia
Leon Suo is responsible for improving the sales strategy, growing and expanding the market share and products portfolio for Asia. He has more than 20 years of experience in sales and product management in international chemical and thermoplastics companies. He joined Nexeo plaschem in 2016, and has served as general manager since 2019. He holds a Bachelor of Chemistry from Peking University.
Nathan Wiker, Vice President Sales - North America
Nathan Wiker is responsible for continued development and expansion of the company’s footprint throughout North America across all existing and prospective vertical markets. He served in a variety of national and international management roles in the packaging and specialty plastics businesses, including technical, sales, product management, marketing and commercial leadership. Nathan holds a Bachelor of Chemical Engineering from Clemson University and a Master of Business Administration from Northwood University.