Aleta Richards will succeed Christine Bryant as head of commercial operations for Covestro LLC’s North American Coatings, Adhesives and Specialties (CAS) business, effective from 1 February 2018. Richards’ appointment follows a recent communication in which Bryant was named the new head of Polyurethanes in North America, effective from the same date. In her new role, Richards will join the Covestro North American Leadership Team.
Having started her career at Covestro (then part of Bayer) in 1990, Richards is well acquainted with the organisation and brings to the role more than 20 years’ experience in marketing, sales, human resources and general management. She has held various leadership positions throughout the company, including time spent in the North American CAS group, where she led global key account sales and strategic marketing for four years. Richards also served as head of the Bayer US HR organization, which provided HR administrative services for roughly 14,000 Bayer employees. Currently, Richards serves as head of regional product management for the North American Polycarbonates business.