As President of Ascend, Tim Strehl provides the strategic direction for the long-term growth of the company through capability productivity and investment, and guides initiatives that position Ascend as the reliable, customer-focused producer of Nylon 6,6.
Ascend Performance Materials Leadership Team
Jeff Bird, Chief Financial Officer drives financial results through operational excellence, commercial focus, strategic deployment and planning processes to elevate working capital. Jeff’s experience in providing improved financial results while managing global mergers and acquisitions has provided Jeff the instrumental experience needed for his role at Ascend.
With responsibility for all aspects of ESSH processes including compliance, stewardship, and system effectiveness, Dale Borths leads the Ascend commitment to the highest industry standards for safety, providing our employees and contractors with a safe working environment and protecting the communities in which we operate.
Malcolm leads the effort to foster and drive the Ascend experience, and deliver innovative solutions that contribute to growth through engaged people, great leaders, appreciation, and development. Integrity, authenticity, and excellence are the guiding principles of leadership at Ascend.
Dave Pendlebury leads the development and implementation of Ascend’s technology strategies. Customer driven technical support for all three Ascend businesses, and manufacturing assets are key to the strategy.
As V.P. of the Integrated Supply Chain, Barry Penney manages global manufacturing operations for Ascend, driving value through continuous improvement and the effective leveraging of management and technical tools to achieve productivity.
Dick Prinstein’s 30-year career in the nylon industry provides the foundation for his leadership in the sales, marketing, and business strategy development and implementation for the Polymer & Fiber business at Ascend. In addition, he has administrative responsibilities for Ascend’s European operations.
Twenty years of in-house and law firm experience in the chemical industry prepared Andrew Ralston to oversee all legal matters at Ascend, ensuring the company complies with all applicable laws.
Allison Roberman drives the effective use of data and knowledge to enhance Ascend’s business performance through her oversight of all aspects of the information technology function, including governance, infrastructure and services, and applications to meet the Ascend business priorities.
With 20 years global experience in the plastics industry Scott Rook is well positioned to lead sales, marketing and business strategy development and implementation for the Ascend plastics business, as well as administrative responsibility for the Ascend Asian operations.
As business leader for the chemicals business, Tom Verghese leads the sales, marketing, and business strategy development and implementation, with customers in multiple strategic industrial segments.