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.”