Valtris Specialty Chemicals, a manufacturer of additives and precursors and a portfolio company of SK Capital, has hired Simon Medley as the company’s new chief executive officer.

Medley was most recently CEO of Loparex, a North Carolina-based supplier of release liners. Previously, he was at Chemtura for five years, where he held several executive positions including executive vice president, president of industrial performance products, and president of Great Lakes solutions. Before Chemtura, Medley held senior vice president positions at BASF, where he led global teams in Germany and North America.

“Simon’s proven track record and three decades of chemicals industry experience will be a great addition to Valtris,” comments Jack Norris, a managing director of SK Capital. “This is an exciting time for the company as it continues its progression towards becoming a world class specialty additives business. Simon’s industry know-how, demonstrated leadership and deep understanding of Valtris’ markets make him an excellent leader for the company.”

“I’m grateful and excited for the opportunity to lead Valtris through its next chapter of growth and transformation,” says Medley. “I look forward to working in partnership with SK Capital and our Valtris colleagues to build on this sound business and unlock its full potential.”