Houston chemical company hires new CFO

Jeff Glajch has been appointed the new CFO at Orion Engineered Carbons. He replaces Lorin Crenshaw, who resigned in November to become CFO at Kansas-based Compass Materials. Bob Hrivnak, who had been the interim CFO, reverts back to being the Chief Accounting Officer.

Orion has its head office in the Kingwood area, though it is technically registered in Luxembourg. The company manufactures Carbon black, a powdered form of carbon used in consumables and additives for polymers, printing inks and coatings. It has 14 production sites around the world and revenues of $1.5 billion.

The company went public in 2014 and has a market capitalization of $1.2 billion.

Mr. Glajch joins from Graham Corporation, a New-York based manufacturer of equipment for energy, defense and petrochemicals, where he had been CFO for 13 years. Graham appointed a new CEO in August 2021, who was part of a business acquired earlier in 2021. In November 2021 Mr Glajch announced he would be retiring and leaving sometime in the second quarter.

In early February, the stock of Graham plunged by 30% following a surprise quarterly loss as a results of issues in the legacy business. Mr. Glajch received a severance of 1.5 times base salary of $325,000.

No compensation was disclosed for Mr. Glajch. His predecessor at Orion had a base salary of $421,000.

SEC filing – Orion Engineered CFO

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