About Chemtura : Simon D. Medley


Executive Vice President, Industrial Performance Products and Great Lakes Solutions

Simon D. Medley is executive vice president of Industrial Performance Products and Great Lakes Solutions. Industrial Performance Products include petroleum additives and urethanes. Great Lakes Solutions includes flame retardants, brominated performance products and fumigants.

Mr. Medley joined Chemtura in 2012 after 18 years with BASF, where he built a track record of international success in diverse industries leading sustainable, profitable growth through market-driven innovation, strategic portfolio management and transformational cultural change. 

Between 2004 and 2010, Mr. Medley engineered significant profitability improvements as senior vice president of BASF’s Fine Chemicals and Care Chemicals North American business units successively, including the integration of Engelhard and Ciba operations.  In 2011, he returned to Europe to lead the reverse integration of Cognis’ Personal Care business as senior vice president and managing director of BASF Personal Care & Nutrition GmbH.

Mr. Medley earned a bachelor’s degree with honors in chemical engineering at the University of Teesside, U.K., and began his career with ICI in the U.K. in 1988.  Mr. Medley has held various board positions in international industry associations.