Hexion Inc, which makes phenolic resins for composites, has appointed Karen M Fowler as its first Director of diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI).

According to the company, Fowler will be responsible for improving the organization’s diversity, equity and inclusion, including developing and implementing a strategy to attract, retain and develop diverse talent and promote an inclusive environment.

‘Diversity and inclusion enhance creativity and innovation as team members come together with different information, opinions, and viewpoints,’ said Craig Rogerson, CEO. ‘Diversity and inclusion encourage the search for novel information and perspectives, leading to better decision making and problem solving.’

Fowler recently served as a director at the National Diversity Council and also worked at Thermo Fisher Scientific, Time Warner Cable, and The Ohio State University.

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