Portia Yarborough joins Michelman

Yarborough is new chief science and sustainability officer

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Portia Yarborough Joins Michelman as Chief Science & Sustainability Officer

Michelman has announced that Portia Yarborough has joined the company as chief science and sustainability officer (CSSO) with effect from 6 February 2023.

Portia has over two decades of experience creating value at DuPont. She has expertise in delivering innovative solutions using high-performance engineered materials, elastomers, composites, and sealing technologies. Portia has helped customers in a diverse range of markets including aerospace, electronics, and protective apparel. She has a track record of building and delivering innovation pipelines to sustain the growth of multimillion-dollar portfolios.

Rick Michelman, president, and CEO at Michelman, stated “We are delighted to welcome Portia to our team. Her leadership expertise and industry knowledge will help us accelerate our sustainability initiatives throughout Michelman and the industries we serve. Her passion for community and professional involvement – from advocating for trails and scenic byways with Delaware Greenways to sparking curiosity with educational experiences through Hope Academy Fund – aligns perfectly with Michelman’s values of focusing on people and communities. We are very excited to see how Portia will serve as a catalyst for Michelman’s continued growth as a sustainability leader.”

Portia said, “I am thrilled to join the Executive Leadership team at Michelman and look forward to working with talented team members to create a positive impact on the triple bottom line – people, planet, and profit. This is a fantastic opportunity to apply my experience and help advance Michelman’s efforts of innovating a sustainable future.”

Michelman is a global developer and manufacturer of environmentally friendly advanced materials for industry, offering solutions for the coatings, printing & packaging, and industrial manufacturing markets.

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