A. Schulman Appoints Francisco Castillo as Managing Director for Its Mexico Operations

Jun 28, 2010, 16:05 ET from A. Schulman, Inc.

AKRON, Ohio, June 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- A. Schulman, Inc. (Nasdaq: SHLM) announced today that it has named Francisco Castillo as Managing Director of Mexico, effective July 1, 2010.  He will report to Gustavo Perez, Business Unit Leader of Masterbatch for the Americas.

Most recently, for almost 10 years, Castillo was President and Chief Executive Officer of ThyssenKrupp Mexinox, S.A., a stainless steel cold rolling operation based in San Luis Potosi, Mexico, and business unit of Germany-based ThyssenKrupp AG Group.  Prior to that, he held a variety of positions with responsibilities in areas such as finance, production and purchasing since joining ThyssenKrupp Mexinox in 1988.

"Our operations in Mexico will play an important role for A. Schulman as we continue to expand our capabilities to serve the growing market demand," Perez said.  "We are excited that Francisco will be contributing his substantial industry expertise and strategic vision to our team."

About A. Schulman, Inc.

Headquartered in Akron, Ohio, A. Schulman is a leading international supplier of high-performance plastic compounds and resins.  These materials are used in a variety of consumer, industrial, automotive and packaging applications.  The Company employs about 2,900 people and has 37 manufacturing facilities in North America, South America, Europe and Asia.  On April 30, 2010, the Company completed its acquisition of ICO, Inc., a global manufacturer of specialty resins and concentrates for rotomolding and a provider of specialty polymer services.  A. Schulman reported revenues of $1.3 billion for the fiscal year ended August 31, 2009, and ICO reported revenues of $300 million for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2009.  Additional information about A. Schulman can be found at www.aschulman.com.


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