Alan Barton has a proven track record of developing product lines and materials and managing profitable businesses and teams, which makes him the ideal CEO for Lehigh Technologies
Naples, FL (PRWEB) January 5, 2009
Lehigh Technologies, a leading manufacturer of engineered ultra-fine rubber powder, today announced the appointment of Dr. Alan E. Barton as Chief Executive Officer. Dr. Barton, 53, joins Lehigh Technologies from Rohm and Haas, the specialty materials company, where he served as Executive Vice President.
"Alan Barton has a proven track record of developing product lines and materials and managing profitable businesses and teams, which makes him the ideal CEO for Lehigh Technologies," said Ellen K. Pao, a partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and Lehigh board member. "His experience will be instrumental as Lehigh develops new applications and expands into new markets."
Barton began his 23-year career at Rohm and Haas in Research and Development and was promoted into larger management roles in Europe and the United States culminating in global responsibility for the company's Coatings businesses. He also led Rohm and Haas' sustainable development efforts.
Barton was born in England and completed his undergraduate education at University College, Oxford. In 1978, he moved to the United States to study at Harvard University where he earned his Ph.D. in chemistry.
"Companies around the world are just beginning to recognize the importance and benefits of using recycled materials and Lehigh's technology has tremendous potential for applications across a wide range of markets," said Barton. "I am looking forward to working with the board and the team at Lehigh to make us the recognized leader in engineered rubber powders."
About Lehigh Technologies, Inc.
Lehigh Technologies manufactures engineered ultra-fine rubber powder that delivers enhanced performance, as well as cost savings and environmental benefits, at a price point that is affordable and sustainable for a wide range of applications. Unlike traditional rubber recyclers whose coarse products are only used in low-value applications, Lehigh produces engineered performance materials that can be used as substitutes or additives in the manufacture of various high-value products. Based in Tucker, Georgia, Lehigh is a privately held venture-backed company whose investors include Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Index Ventures, NGP Energy Technology Partners and Florida Gulfshore Capital.