Liz brings tremendous experience and a track record of successful leadership to Grace human resources.
Columbia, MD (PRWEB) January 08, 2015
W. R. Grace (NYSE: GRA) announces that Elizabeth (Liz) C. Brown has been appointed Chief Human Resources Officer to lead the company’s global human resources organization. She joins the senior leadership team as an officer of the company. Grace employs approximately 6,500 people in over 40 countries.
Grace Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Fred Festa said, “Liz brings tremendous experience and a track record of successful leadership to Grace human resources. This vital, strategic role is critical to our ability to design, develop, and continuously improve the organization, which will enable us to succeed as a high-performing company.”
Brown comes to Grace from Tyco, a 57,000-employee fire protection and security company. Beginning in 2010, she held leadership positions of increasing responsibility at Tyco. As Vice President, Human Resources, she provided HR leadership for several business units and global functions. She also led the Talent Center of Excellence, spanning talent management, talent acquisition, and organizational development. Prior to Tyco, Liz held Human Resources leadership roles with global chemical company LyondellBasell Industries.
Brown earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of California at Los Angeles and is accredited as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) by the Human Resources Certification Institute.
Built on talent, technology, and trust, Grace is a leading global supplier of catalysts; engineered and packaging materials; and specialty construction chemicals and building materials. The company’s three industry-leading business segments—Grace Catalysts Technologies, Grace Materials Technologies, and Grace Construction Products—provide innovative products, technologies, and services that improve the products and processes of customer partners in over 155 countries around the world. Grace’s 2013 net sales were $3.1 billion. More information about Grace is available at grace.com.
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