Avient Corporation, the new materials company born of the union between PolyOne and Clariant Masterbatches, has announced that Jamie A. Beggs has been appointed as Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer. She replaces Bradley C. Richardson who has decided to retire later this year after an exceptional career, including the last seven as Chief Financial Officer at Avient. Richardson will stay with the company for a transitionary period.
Avient brings together two major global players with the aim of creating a specialty company focused on specialised and sustainable material solutions. Embarking on a new era under a new name, the focus will be on accelerating its specialty growth strategy, said Robert M. Patterson, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Avient Corporation.
Ms Beggs brings 20 years of experience in financial leadership positions in public and private organizations with an emphasis on specialty materials and diverse end markets.
"With her prior CFO experience, industry expertise and inspirational leadership, I look forward to partnering with her as our company delivers on the value creation opportunities before us,” said Patterson
She most recently served as Chief Financial Officer of Hunt Consolidated, Inc., a diversified holding company for a group of businesses in several industries, including oil and gas exploration and production, refining, liquefied natural gas, power and infrastructure. Prior to Hunt Consolidated, Ms. Beggs worked for 10 years at Celanese Corporation, where she served in a variety of leadership positions, most recently as Corporate Vice President and Treasurer, and earlier as Chief Financial Officer of the Materials Solutions business. She began her career at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP after earning her Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Accounting from the University of Texas.