PolyOne, a provider of specialised polymer materials, services and solutions, has hired Richard Diemer as senior vice president (SVP) and chief financial officer (CFO). He replaces Robert Patterson, who has been promoted to executive vice president (EVP) and chief operating officer (COO). Diemer will have accountability for global treasury, planning, merger and acquisition (M&A), accounting and internal audit functions, as well as investor relations.
Diemer joins PolyOne with more than 30 years of experience in global business leadership, including financial management, operational finance, accounting, financial reporting, audit, corporate governance, investor relations and risk management. He has held CFO roles at both public and privately-held global specialty businesses, including Styron and Albemarle, as well as for Honeywell’s specialty chemicals business segment.
Diemer began his career at KPMG, the global accounting firm. During his 17-year tenure, he was elected partner and spent four years based in the firm’s London office, serving global clients throughout Europe. He is a graduate of the McIntire School of Commerce at the University of Virginia.
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