RIVER EDGE, N.J. – April 15, 2015 – Halocarbon, a leading worldwide producer of specialty fluorochemicals and inhalation anesthetics, today announced that David Bacon will be joining the company as its new chief executive officer, effective April 28, 2015.
Bacon, 46, joins Halocarbon with more than 24 years of experience in market analysis and driving innovation. As Halocarbon’s new CEO, Bacon’s top priorities will be leading the next phase of the company’s growth and product innovation.
“David Bacon’s appointment is the result of a thorough search process to identify an extraordinary leader with energy, vision and a wealth of experience to build on Halocarbon’s strengths,” said Emily Ehrenfeld, President of Halocarbon. “He is a proven leader with the ability to create strategic clarity, drive innovation and growth, ensure disciplined execution and deliver results – exactly what Halocarbon needs as the company embarks on a new and exciting chapter. I am confident David’s diverse and broad experience in the industry as well as his passion for leading high performing teams will lead Halocarbon to new heights, and I look forward to working closely with him.”
Bacon most recently served as President of LSP Products Group, where he led the commercial transformation of the business, doubling the company’s revenue and significantly improving operating income. Prior to his role at LSP, he was General Manager for the AT Plastics business at Celanese Corporation, where he successfully grew and improved the profitability of the specialty polymers business. Bacon also worked as a management consultant for McKinsey & Company, working with Fortune 500 companies to improve resource productivity. He began his professional career at Exxon Corporation, where he held roles of increasing responsibility in process and refinery engineering. Bacon holds a B.S. in Chemical Engineering, magna cum laude from the University of Arkansas.
“I am honored to join Halocarbon as the first CEO hired from outside the company, and I look forward to building on all the accomplishments that the team has achieved so far as we create the Halocarbon of tomorrow,” said Bacon. “We will continue pioneering new innovative ways to apply the unique properties of fluorochemicals to the marketplace, the sweet spot of Halocarbon’s core competency and competitive advantage, while remaining intensely focused on finding solutions for our customers’ fluorochemical needs.”
For more than 60 years, Halocarbon has been known as the premier manufacturer of innovative, fluorinated intermediates. With headquarters in River Edge, New Jersey, and a state-of-the-art manufacturing plant in North Augusta, South Carolina, USA, Halocarbon is one of the world’s leading producers of specialty fluorochemicals. Halocarbon products include inert lubricants, aliphatic fluorochemicals for pharmaceutical and agricultural chemical manufacturing, inhalation anesthetics and other specialty products. For more information, please contact the company at +1-201-262-8899.