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Jason Riley Joins OMNOVA Solutions Chemical Business as Distributor Sales Manager

BEACHWOOD, OHIO, USA, March 13, 2017 - OMNOVA Solutions (NYSE: OMN) announced the appointment of Jason Riley as Distributor Sales Manager - Americas for its chemical business.  In this newly created position, Riley will have responsibility for the support and growth of OMNOVA’s indirect sales channel for key markets including coatings, tape and adhesives, elastomeric modification, paper and packaging, construction, textiles, and graphic arts. 

“We recognize the continued importance of strong indirect sales channel relationships, and providing world-class support to our distribution partners,” said Mark Chrisman, VP Sales for OMNOVA Solutions. “Jason brings extensive experience in distribution, sales, and customer support management and is prepared to lead OMNOVA and its distribution partners to greater growth.”

In addition to providing a strategic focus on distributor partnerships for OMNOVA’s chemicals businesses, Riley will work internally to further align OMNOVA’s organizational support functions, ensuring the quality and consistency of service provided to distributor partners.

Riley previously was with SABIC/GE Plastics, where he was Distribution Commercial leader and managed key partner relationships.  Riley also served as a Non-Commissioned Officer in the United States Marine Corps Reserve for eight years and has a B.A. in Business Administration from the University of North Carolina, Charlotte. 

OMNOVA Solutions Inc. is a global innovator of performance-enhancing chemistries and surfaces used in products for a variety of commercial, industrial and residential applications. As a strategic business-to-business supplier, OMNOVA provides The Science in Better Brands, with emulsion polymers, specialty chemicals, and functional and decorative surfaces that deliver critical performance attributes to top brand-name, end-use products sold around the world. OMNOVA’s sales for the last twelve months ended November 30, 2016 were $760 million. The Company has a global workforce of approximately 2,000. Visit OMNOVA Solutions on the internet at www.omnova.com.

For further information:
Dan Lamb
Tele: 216-682-7015
Email: Dan.Lamb@omnova.com