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Company Overview of PQ Corporation

Company Overview

PQ Corporation produces specialty inorganic performance chemicals and catalysts. It offers lithium silicates, magnesium sulfate, potassium silicates, silicas, sodium metasilicates, sodium silicate liquids, sodium silicates solids, zeolites, and other performance materials. The company serves adhesives, beverage, petroleum, catalyst, agriculture and animal feed, asphalt pavement, binder, brewing, building materials and construction, cement concrete and refractories, detergent, drilling fluids, electronic, foundry binders, geotechnical and grouting, health and beauty, mining and mineral processing, oil processing, paints and coatings, personal care, plastics and polymers, pulp and paper, texti...

300 Lindenwood Drive

Valleybrooke Corporate Center

Malvern, PA 19355-1740

United States

Founded in 1831

1,856 Employees





Key Executives for PQ Corporation

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Age: 66
Chief Financial Officer and Vice President
Age: 63
Chief Operating Officer
Age: 55
Vice President and President of Potters Division
Age: 51
Vice President and President of Performance Chemicals - Europe
Age: 57
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

PQ Corporation Key Developments

Carlyle To Reportedly Sell PQ Corporation

The Carlyle Group LP (NasdaqGS:CG) has decided to sell PQ Corporation's industrial catalysts business separately from its performance chemicals and specialty glass materials, Reuters reported citing people familiar with the matter. The catalysts business has attracted interest from BASF SE (DB:BAS), Umicore S.A. (ENXTBR:UMI), Johnson Matthey plc (LSE:JMAT) and Sealed Air Corporation (NYSE:SEE) while CCMP Capital Advisors, LLC has expressed interest for performance chemicals and specialty glass materials businesses. The Carlyle Group LP, BASF SE and Umicore S.A. declined to comment. PQ Corporation, Sealed Air Corporation and Johnson Matthey plc did not respond to requests for comment.

Carlyle Reportedly Plans IPO Or Sale For PQ

The Carlyle Group LP (NasdaqGS:CG) intends to launch an initial public offering or a sale of PQ Corporation valuing it around $3 billion, including debt, people familiar with the matter said. Carlyle plans to talk to investment banks next week in order to select underwriters for the offering, the people said. They added that Carlyle will also explore an outright sale of PQ to another firm.

PQ Corporation Announces Appointment of John Steitz as Chief Operating Officer, Effective Oct. 1, 2013

PQ Corporation named John M. Steitz to the newly created position of Chief Operating Officer (COO), effective Oct. 1, 2013. Boyce said business growth and future opportunities support the need for a new senior leader who would share duties with Boyce in overseeing day-to-day business operations, safety efforts, and customer service in addition to leading other key business initiatives. As COO, the three business line Presidents, Erwin Goede (Performance Chemicals - Europe, South Africa, and Asia), Paul Ferrall (Performance Chemicals for the Americas and Australia), and John Lau (Catalysts Group), will all report directly to Steitz. Steitz has held wide-ranging corporate responsibilities during his career including his recent position as President and Chief Executive Officer for the global Specialty Chemicals Business of Avantor Materials, LLC.

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