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Albemarle Names John Steitz COO

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2/27/2012 4:45 PM ET

Albemarle Corp. (ALB: Quote), Monday said it has appointed John Steitz as President and Chief Operating Officer of the company, effective March 1, 2012.

Steitz, in this new role, will oversee all aspects of the company's operations, including global responsibility for manufacturing, supply chain, sales and health, safety and environmental.

"John is a recognized leader in the specialty chemicals arena and has served Albemarle with incredible leadership and dedication. With a deep knowledge of both our businesses and the chemical industry and a true passion for executing our strategies, he is the ideal fit for this position," said Luke Kissam, Chief Executive Officer of Albemarle.

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