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Sonneborn Announces Promotion of Jon Giberson to Vice President and General Manager - Americas

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Sonneborn Announces Promotion of Jon Giberson to Vice President and General Manager - Americas

Parsippany, NJ – July 12, 2016 - Sonneborn, LLC, a global leader in the manufacture and supply of high quality white oils and specialty hydrocarbons, announces the promotion of Jon Giberson to  Vice President and General Manager – Americas.

As Vice President and General Manager – Americas, Mr. Giberson will have full organizational and financial responsibility for Sonneborn Americas business including commercial, manufacturing and technology activities.  In this expanded role, Mr. Giberson will continue to report to Paul C. Raymond, President and CEO. 

“Jon has distinguished himself as a strong executive leader at Sonneborn. I am excited to have Jon in this leadership role as we continue to look for opportunities to better align our team to make us stronger and better positioned for growth”, says Mr. Raymond. 

Mr. Giberson joined Sonneborn in 2005, as Director of Purchasing & Logistics, and most recently held the position of Commercial VP, North America leading  up to his promotion as Vice President and General Manager – Americas.   

“I am proud to have this opportunity in leading a growing, vibrant and forward-thinking organization”, said Mr. Giberson of his new role.  

Before joining Sonneborn, Mr. Giberson spent 20+ years in specialty hydrocarbons, industrial lubricants and plastics industries within Honeywell, Witco and Mobil Chemical.   Mr. Giberson earned his BS in Chemical Engineering  with Honors from University of Rochester,  and his MBA from St. Bonaventure University.  Additional post graduate work was done at Harvard Business School and University of Chicago Booth School of Business. 

About Sonneborn

For more than 100 years, Sonneborn has been setting industry standards the world over for the finest possible high purity specialty hydrocarbons in Personal Care, Pharmaceutical, Baking & Food, Agriculture, HI&I, Polymers and many other applications.  With manufacturing facilities in North America and Europe, Sonneborn is the world’s only high purity specialty hydrocarbon producer that offers this global reach of expertise and depth of experience. Sonneborn LLC is managed by OEP Capital Advisors, LP.


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