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Olin Promotes James Varilek To EVP And COO - Quick Facts

Olin Corp. (OLN) announced Friday the promotion of James Varilek to executive vice president and chief operating officer, effective April 1, 2019.

In this new role, Varilek will assume the overall operating responsibility for the Chemicals businesses, including the Chlor Alkali Products & Vinyls, and Epoxy business segments. He also retains responsibility for the Integrated Supply Chain and Global Real Estate and Services functions.

Jim has served as the Executive Vice President and President, Chlor Alkali Vinyls & Services of Olin Corp. since the acquisition of Dow Chemical Co.'s (DOW) U.S. chlor alkali and vinyl, global chlorinated organics and global epoxy business in October 2015.

In November 2013, he was named President of Dow's U.S. Chlor Alkali & Vinyl Business and in March 2015, he assumed additional responsibilities as Chief Operating Officer of Dow Chlorine Products. From December 2010 to November 2013, he was Business Vice President for the Dow Services Business, adding Vice President for Procurement in July 2013.

From November 2008 to December 2010, he was Vice President for Business Services, Advanced Materials Division, and from February 2006 to November 2008, he was Vice President of Dow's Global Supply Chain. Jim's career began at Dow Chemical in 1982.

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