Tissue World Magazine
Alexandra Stuthridge, Technical Business Manager, BioProducts Institute (BPI)

Buckman International has appointed Kathy Buckman Gibson president and chief operating officer.

She will step away from her role as chairman of the board of Buckman, a position she has held since 2000.

Assuming the chairman’s role will be board member Otto Heissenberger Jr.

Buckman Gibson first joined Buckman Laboratories International in 1993 as vice-president, legal and corporate secretary.

Prior to joining Buckman, she worked as an analyst for Citicorp and at Smith, Gambrell & Russell as an associate in mergers and acquisitions.

Buckman Gibson replaces the recently retired Edson Peredo, a 40-year employee of Buckman, in the president of Buckman International position.

Her focus will be on growing operational results, customer relationships and the international reputation of Buckman as a global leader in the specialty chemical industry.

Steven B. Buckman, Buckman chief executive and president, said: “Buckman is a company poised and prepared to grow into the next era of specialty chemical leadership and corporate sustainability, and this team will strategically and operationally lead the way.”