Koppers Announces Appointment of Kevin Washington as Vice President of External Affairs
PITTSBURGH, June 14, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Koppers Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Koppers Holdings Inc. (NYSE: KOP), today announced that Kevin Washington joined the company as Vice President of External Affairs, effective June 13, 2022. In this role, Mr. Washington is responsible for managing relationships with federal, state and local government agencies, leading the company’s legislative and regulatory public policy strategy, and engaging with the local community and industry stakeholders. Additionally, he will oversee and advance corporate communications objectives, which include brand management, internal and external communications, and corporate giving.
Mr. Washington most recently served as head of government affairs at Illinois Tool Works Inc., a global manufacturer of industrial products and equipment. He joins Koppers with more than 20 years of experience developing and implementing coordinated advocacy strategies in close collaboration with federal, state and international policy makers and officials. Additionally, he has deep expertise in the successful management of complex critical initiatives leveraging proven communication, strategy and management skills.
“I am delighted to welcome Kevin to the Koppers management team. There are a number of projects currently underway at Koppers that will benefit from Kevin’s wealth of experience, and I am sure he will have a positive impact. immediately,” the president said. and CEO Leroy M.Ball. “Kevin’s addition enhances our credibility in the work we do every day interacting with key civic and government decision makers, as well as our neighbors in the communities where we operate. Government and Community Relations will help Koppers move our strategic plan forward with even greater confidence as we navigate an increasingly complex business environment.”
“I am honored and very excited to join Koppers at such a dynamic time for critical manufacturing,” Mr. Washington said. “The company’s commitment to people, planet and performance aligns well with the priorities of our communities and stakeholders – and will help position the organization for great future success. I am honored to to be part of such a talented management team and to help move the Kopper story forward.”
Mr. Washington will be a member of the Koppers Leadership Council, reporting directly to the President and CEO Ball Leroy. He will maintain offices in Washington, DC and Pittsburgh, while spending time traveling to Koppers sites.
Mr. Washington earned a Bachelor of Arts with concentrations in Communication Studies and Political Science from Texas Southwest State University.
Koppers, whose head office is in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, is an integrated global supplier of treated wood products, wood treatment chemicals and carbon compounds. Our products and services are used in a variety of niche applications in a diverse range of end markets, including the railroad, specialty chemical, utility, residential lumber, agricultural, aluminum, steel, rubber and construction. We serve our customers through a comprehensive global manufacturing and distribution network, with facilities located in North America, South America, Australasia and Europe. The shares of Koppers Holdings Inc. are listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “KOP”.
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