Bayer Names New Coatings Chief
Bayer MaterialScience veteran Christine Bryant has been appointed to head Commercial Operations for the company's Coatings, Adhesives & Specialties (CAS) business in the NAFTA region.
The new role brings Bryant into the CAS global leadership team with responsibility for sales, marketing and product management. She is also a member of Bayer’s North American Leadership Team.
Bryant joined Bayer more than 20 years ago as a marketing representative in Pittsburgh, PA, where the company is headquartered.
Since then, she has held positions of increasing responsibility, including head of Adhesives & Specialties, vice president of regional key accounts, distribution and marketing, as well as her previous role as the global head of Application and Technology Development for CAS. In this role, Bryant oversaw global strategic development projects for CAS.
In addition to her daily responsibilities, Bryant serves on the board of the Adhesive and Sealant Council, an industry trade association.
She is also actively involved in Bayer’s United Way program and chairs the annual “Breakfast with Santa” event, which benefits the United Way.
Bryant holds a bachelor’s degree in chemistry and mathematics from Duquesne University. At Carnegie Mellon University, she earned a master’s degree in chemical engineering with an emphasis in colloids, polymers and surfaces.
About the Company
Bayer MaterialScience LLC is one of the leading producers of high-performance plastics in North America and is part of the global Bayer MaterialScience business with approximately 14,500 employees at 30 production sites around the world and 2012 sales of €11.5 billion ($14.8 billion USD).