September 01, 2014 5:40 PM ET


Company Overview of Evonik Corporation

Company Overview

Evonik Corporation manufactures and supplies specialty chemicals. It offer specialty chemicals for various applications in serves agriculture; automotive, transportation, and machinery; metals and mining, and oil and gas; pharmaceuticals and healthcare; printing, paints, and coatings; pulp, paper, and packaging; plastics and general industry; environment and utilities; home, lifestyle, and personal; care food, feed, and beverages; electronics and telecommunications; and construction markets. Evonik Corporation was formerly known as Evonik Degussa Corporation and changed its name to Evonik Corporation on January 1, 2013. The company was founded in 1977 and is based in Parsippany, New Jersey w...

299 Jefferson Road

Parsippany, NJ 07054

United States

Founded in 1977





Key Executives for Evonik Corporation

President of Coatings & Additives Business Unit
Chief Financial Officer for North America
Head of Consumer Specialties Americas
Head of The Consumer Specialties Business Unit
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

Evonik Corporation Key Developments

Evonik Corp. to Open Global Innovation Center in Birmingham

Evonik Corp. announced that it will open a global Innovation Center for research and development of medical devices and technology at the company's Birmingham facility. The multimillion-dollar project will create up to 25 high-paying jobs, adding to Evonik's current roster of 100 local employees. Housed at Evonik's campus off Lakeshore Parkway, it is Evonik's first innovation center in the United States devoted to medical devices and technology, expanding the German-based company's health care capabilities. Evonik's medical devices Innovation Center will expand the company's local core competencies in medical technology and biomaterial research. The center will focus on current and future customer needs for its specialty chemicals and sustained drug delivery systems (biomaterials and polymers) and develop new system solutions for medical technology. Evonik chose Birmingham because of the company's existing presence, the experience base in the region, strong educational institutions nearby and a business friendly atmosphere.

Evonik Corporation Announces Executive Changes, Effective from January 1, 2014

Evonik Corporation appointed Burkhard Zoller as chief financial officer for North America, effective from 1 January 2014. In his new role, Zoller will be reporting to Evonik North America's President John Rolando and succeeds Roger Avery, who is retiring after serving the company for 36 years. Since June 2010, Zoller has been serving as the head of Evonik's Inorganic Materials Business Unit for North America.

Evonik Corporation Announces Executive Changes

Evonik Corporation announced that John Rolando has been named president of the company. Rolando has been with Evonik for over 25 years in positions of increasing responsibility in management and marketing. He most recently served as president of the Performance Polymers North American Business Unit. Rolando will succeed Tom Bates, who has retired after more than 15 years at Evonik Corporation, the North American subsidiary of Evonik Industries.

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