Press release
North America
August 29, 2013

Jeremy Neuhart Named Director Of Communications At Evonik Corporation

Public Relations Professional Described As Forward-Thinking, Creative Leader

Evonik Corporation has selected Jeremy Neuhart, former manager of corporate public relations at PPG Industries, as its new director of communications for the North America region.

Neuhart will be responsible for all media relations, and employee and business communications strategies and tactics.

“We are excited to have an individual of Jeremy’s talent and experience join the Evonik team,” said John Rolando, president of Evonik Corporation. “Jeremy’s strong leadership skills and proven track record as an innovative communications professional make him the perfect fit for Evonik.”

As the corporate public relations manager for Pittsburgh, Pa.-based PPG Industries, Neuhart served as the company’s chief spokesperson and was a key member of the corporate crisis response team. He brings more than 12 years of experience in leading external and internal communications programs for global Fortune 500 companies.

“This is a very exciting time for Evonik, and I am thrilled to be a part of the team,” Neuhart said. “Evonik prides itself on being an innovative and creative company, which is an important trait within the chemical industry as technologies are constantly evolving and new products are being created. I look forward to working with Evonik as we strive to lead the way in innovation.”

Neuhart received a Bachelor of Science in Journalism degree from Ohio University.

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About Evonik

Evonik, the creative industrial group from Germany, is one of the world leaders
in specialty chemicals. Profitable growth and a sustained increase in the value of the company form the heart of Evonik’s corporate strategy. Its activities focus on the key megatrends health, nutrition, resource efficiency and globalization. Evonik benefits specifically from its innovative prowess and integrated technology platforms.

Evonik is active in over 100 countries around the world. In fiscal 2012 more than 33,000 employees generated sales of around €13.6 billion and an operating profit (adjusted EBITDA) of about €2.6 billion.


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