Orion Engineered Carbons Appoints Robert Hrivnak as Chief Accounting Officer
Orion Engineered Carbons S.A. (NYSE: OEC), a worldwide supplier
of specialty and high-performance carbon black, today announced the
appointment of Mr. Bob Hrivnak as Chief Accounting Officer (CAO) of
“We are extremely pleased to welcome a senior accounting and
finance executive to the company with Bob’s capabilities, values
and track record leading high performing teams,” said Lorin
Crenshaw, Chief Financial Officer. “He brings a comprehensive
understanding of financial operations, accounting functions and
complex accounting treatments, along with deep experience with U.S.
GAAP, SEC reporting, regulatory compliance and provisions of
Mr. Hrivnak has over 30 years of experience as an accomplished
financial executive with a tremendous track record in leading
corporate finance and accounting control functions of public
companies. A Certified Public Accountant (CPA), who started his
career as an auditor with KPMG, Bob joins the company from
Clearwater Paper Corp. (NYSE: CLW), a manufacturer of paper
products, where he served as CFO and CAO. Prior to Clearwater, Bob
served as CAO of Itron, Inc. (NASDAQ: ITRI), a provider of
technology and services to public utilities and municipalities.
Earlier in his career, he was CAO and Chief Tax Officer for
Education Management Corp., a for-profit education company and
previously held accounting leadership positions at Fluor Corp.
(NYSE: FLR) and Tyco International. Mr. Hrivnak holds a bachelor’s
degree in business and accounting from Ohio State University and an
MBA from the University of Wisconsin – Madison.
Bob will succeed Mr. André Schulze Isfort, who had a
distinguished nine-year tenure as CAO of the company highlighted by
several key milestones, including leading the accounting function
through Orion’s transition from private to public ownership, the
conversion of the company's financial statements from IFRS to U.S.
GAAP and from Euros to U.S. Dollars, and transitioning from a
foreign filer to a domestic filer under SEC rules. Mr. Schulze
Isfort will transition his duties to Mr. Hrivnak over the next four
Mr. Crenshaw added, “We truly appreciate André’s years of
dedicated service to Orion. I want to thank him for his commitment
and significant contributions during his tenure with the company.
The Orion team wishes him the best as he moves on to his next
About Orion Engineered Carbons
Orion is a worldwide supplier of carbon black. We produce a
broad range of carbon blacks that include high-performance
specialty gas blacks, acetylene blacks, furnace blacks, lamp
blacks, thermal blacks and other carbon blacks that tint, colorize
and enhance the performance of polymers, plastics, paints and
coatings, inks and toners, textile fibers, adhesives and sealants,
tires, and mechanical rubber goods such as automotive belts and
hoses. Orion operates 14 global production sites and has
approximately 1,425 employees worldwide. For more information
please visit our website at www.orioncarbons.com.
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