September 17, 2018, FLORENCE, KY -- Aristech Surfaces LLC, a leading brand of surface products and design materials, today announced that Michael Gilbert has been selected by the board of directors as its new Chief Executive Officer. Gilbert assumes his new role effective September 17, 2018.  Gilbert succeeds interim CEO Ross McMillan who will continue as a board member and will serve as an Executive Advisor until the end of the year.

“Aristech Surfaces is positioned well for the transition to new leadership. Michael is inheriting a financially stable company that is prepared for the next phase of growth. The ownership commitment and investment will be entrusted to Michael as he assumes the CEO position.” Ross McMillan, interim CEO and board member said, “We are very excited to welcome Michael as our CEO as we embark on our next chapter with renewed focus, a strong balance sheet and a team of energized employees.”

"I couldn’t be more honored to have been chosen to lead the company by the ownership and executive management team,” Gilbert said. “The opportunity ahead has great potential.  I look forward to driving future growth through targeted product innovation and an unwavering focus on partnering with our customers and satisfying their needs. It is a privilege to serve alongside talented and experienced employees who have each contributed to the solid foundation at Aristech Surfaces.”

Michael Gilbert joins Aristech Surfaces at a time the company is poised for strategic development. He brings more than 30 years of experience to this position, with extensive knowledge in engineering thermoplastics marketing, manufacturing and distribution. Most recently, he served as Vice President and General Manager for SABIC, a global leader in diversified chemicals. Prior to SABIC, he was the Senior Vice President at Nexeo Solutions, a global chemical and plastics distributor. Gilbert is a graduate of the Tuck School of Business Executive Program at Dartmouth, Kellogg School of Management CMO Program at Northwestern University, Kelley School of Business at Indiana University and Grove City College. 


About Aristech Surfaces LLC
Aristech Surfaces® produces and markets a broad range of surface and design materials under its flagship brands, Aristech Acrylics®, Avonite Surfaces® and STUDIO Collection®. Aristech provides quality, cost-conscious, and high-end aesthetic solutions sought by OEMs, architects, designers, and fabricators for industries around the globe. Aristech’s corporate headquarters is located in Florence, KY with its international office in London, UK. Manufacturing facilities operate in Florence, KY and Belen, NM. To learn more, visit




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