PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Braskem America announced that Charles T. Glazer has joined the company as Director of Communications and Public Relations, a new role reporting to Irlam Aragao, Vice President of People, Organization and Communications.
Aragao remarked, "Braskem has established itself as an industry leader since entering the North American and European markets two years ago. We look forward to having Chuck provide leadership and organization to our communications efforts, both internally and externally, which will be vital to our continuing growth and success. Chuck brings clear vision, deep experience and high energy to this role."
Glazer is a career professional in communications and public relations and has created and managed communications departments at two large industrial companies earlier in his career (Arcelor Mittal Steel and Kennametal Inc.). He also served with two public relations agencies (Ketchum and William J. Green & Associates) and a big-four accounting firm. He earned his B.A. in Journalism at Penn State and has been recognized with numerous awards for communications campaigns and projects.
Braskem is the Americas' top thermoplastic resins producer. With 36 industrial plants spread across Brazil, United States and Germany, the company produces over 35 billion pounds of thermoplastic resins and other petrochemicals per year. Braskem is the world's leading biopolymers producer with its 440 million pound Green PE plant that produces polyethylene from sugarcane-based ethanol.
Braskem America is the leading producer of polypropylene in the United States, with five production plants located in Texas, Pennsylvania and West Virginia, and a Technology and Innovation Center in Pittsburgh. Headquartered in Philadelphia, Braskem America is a wholly owned subsidiary of Braskem S.A. For more information about Braskem and its products, visit www.braskem.com.
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