Nexeo Plastics Executive Leadership Team
Paul Tayler, CEO
Dr. Tayler serves as president and chief executive officer for Nexeo Plastics. He previously served as vice president of EMEA for Nexeo Plastics where he was responsible for the region’s operations, including product management, sales, technical solutions and customer support. Dr. Tayler has 30 years of experience in the specialty chemicals and materials industries and has held senior commercial roles based in the U.S., Asia and Europe. He holds a Joint Honors Bachelor of Chemistry and Physics from Salford University, UK, where he also obtained a Ph.D. in chemistry.
Michael Everett, Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Everett serves as the Chief Financial Officer for Nexeo Plastics. He is responsible for all accounting, treasury, financial planning and reporting, and financial risk management for the company. Mr. Everett has more than 25 years of experience in financial operations, including progressive roles in the energy and financial services industries. Mr. Everett has been a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) since 1997 and holds an M.S. degree in Finance and Economics and a B.F.A. degree from West Texas A&M University.
Carrie Rutherford, Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer
Ms. Rutherford serves as Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer for Nexeo Plastics. She has global responsibility for the company’s human resources, legal and administrative operations. Ms. Rutherford has more than 25 years of experience in legal and administration, holding leadership roles in healthcare, and legal and business services companies. She holds a J.D. from University of Houston Law Center and a Bachelor of Liberal Arts from St. Edward’s University.
Larry Hunt, Vice President, Commercial Operations
Mr. Hunt serves as Vice President of Commercial Operations for Nexeo Plastics. He is responsible for marketing, communications, customer care and sales support functions. Mr. Hunt has more than 35 years of experience in industrial and plastics industries, including roles in sales, sales management, global management and marketing. He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Northwood University.
Ricardo Castro, Vice President, Chief Information Officer
Mr. Castro serves as Vice President and Chief Information Officer for Nexeo Plastics. He 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. Mr. Castro 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. He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance from Texas Southern University.
James Mathews, Vice President, Supply Chain Strategy and Commercial Integration
Mr. Mathews serves as the Vice President of Supply Chain Strategy and Commercial Integration for Nexeo Plastics. He is responsible for leading the supply chain and logistics network, and procurement for the company. Mr. Mathews has more than 25 years of experience in supply chain, procurement and commercialization roles across chemical, healthcare, and food and beverage industries. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from University of Wisconsin.
Jeff Collier, Vice President, Sales – North America
Mr. Collier serves as Vice President of Sales for Nexeo Plastics. He is responsible for all sales and support operations for North America. Mr. Collier has more than 30 years of experience in industrial sales operations and effectiveness with large B2B Fortune 500 companies. He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Pace University.
Austin Nichols, Vice President, Product Line and Market Management – North America
Mr. Nichols serves as Vice President of Product Line and Market Management for Nexeo Plastics. He is responsible for materials and market offerings, and supplier development and relationships for North America. Mr. Nichols has 13 years of experience in industrial chemicals and plastics technology, business development and marketing. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree with honors in biomedical engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology.