Avantor Performance Materials Appoints University Alumnus Michael Stubblefield as CEO

May 15, 2014

Michael Stubblefield

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas –Michael Stubblefield, an alumnus of Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, has been appointed Chief Executive Office of Avantor Performance Materials, a global manufacturer and supplier of high-performance chemistries.

Stubblefield assumes the role of CEO from Richard White, who had been serving as the company's Chief Operating Officer and Interim CEO since September 2013.

Stubblefield brings more than 20 years of global chemical industry leadership experience to his new role at Avantor. Most recently, Stubblefield served as a Senior Expert for the Chemicals Practice of McKinsey & Company. Prior to that time, he had a long tenure with Celanese, a global technology and specialty materials company.

"Avantor is an established leader in performance materials and chemistries, with a more than 100-year legacy of helping customers meet their unique business objectives," Stubblefield said. "I am excited about this opportunity, and I look forward to working closely with our global employees, customers and communities in the years to come."

Stubblefield holds a Masters of Business from Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, and a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from the University of Utah.

"In his role as CEO, Stubblefield will oversee all aspects of Avantor's global operations in its four business areas: Laboratory Products, Pharmaceuticals, Electronic Materials and Diagnostics. He will be based at Avantor's global corporate headquarters in Center Valley, Pa.