August 28, 2007
PQ Corporation Names New CFO
PQ Corporation, the chemicals and engineered glass materials company, announced today that Alan McIlroy, currently the company's Vice President of Strategic Planning, has been appointed to the position of Vice President and CFO, effective immediately.
He replaces Jim Cox, Vice President and CFO, who will leave the company at the end of September, after a transition, to pursue other opportunities.
Michael R. Boyce, the Chairman and CEO of PQ commented, "We are very excited to have Alan take on his new leadership role in the company and look forward to his continuing as a key contributor to our team. We also want to thank Jim for his contributions over the past 31 years."
About PQ Corporation
PQ Corporation is a leading producer of specialty inorganic chemicals, catalysts and engineered glass materials. The Company conducts operations through three principal businesses: the Performance Chemicals division, which develops, manufactures and distributes sodium silicate and related high performance silicate-based specialty chemicals, the Catalysts division, which manufactures high performance catalytic zeolites and zeolite-based catalysts and polyolefin catalysts, and the Potters division, which manufactures highly engineered solid and hollow glass spheres used in highway safety and other specialty applications. The Company's products are used in a variety of predominantly niche applications in a diverse range of industrial, consumer and municipal end-markets. The Company operates 60 manufacturing sites in 19 countries on five continents and has one of the most comprehensive global manufacturing and distribution networks serving customers in the Company's end-markets.