Great Lakes Names New VP, EH&S

Apr 26, 2001, 01:00 ET from Great Lakes Chemical Corporation

    INDIANAPOLIS, April 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Great Lakes Chemical Corporation
 (NYSE:   GLK) today announced that it named John B. Blatz as Vice President,
 Environment, Health and Safety. In this capacity, Blatz will report to Mark
 Bulriss, Chairman, President and CEO, oversee the company's broad-based health
 and safety initiatives and lead the company's environmental compliance
 activities.
     "Great Lakes is committed to attaining the highest level of performance in
 the critical areas of environment, health and safety. John Blatz is uniquely
 qualified to lead this function. He brings extensive knowledge and experience
 in compliance and risk management, complemented by a proven track record for
 designing and implementing the processes necessary to producing continuous
 improvement. I'm confident that the interests of our shareholders, customers,
 employees and neighbors will be well served by John's stewardship," stated
 Bulriss.
     Blatz comes to Great Lakes from Dexter Corporation where he served as Vice
 President, Environmental & Process Management for 10 years. Prior to that, he
 spent two years with Goldman Financial Group, Inc. as Managing Director and
 General Counsel where he was responsible for a number of acquisitions and
 divestitures. From 1980 to 1988 he held numerous positions of increasing
 responsibility at Emhart Corporation, now a part of Black & Decker,
 culminating in his being named Director of Environmental Planning &
 Compliance. He was Associate Counsel with Scott Paper Company from 1978 to
 1980.
     A 1976 graduate of the University of Minnesota Law School, Blatz earned
 the BA from Dartmouth College in 1973.
     This press release contains forward-looking statements involving risks and
 uncertainties that affect the company's operations as discussed in Great Lakes
 Chemical Corporation's Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the Securities
 and Exchange Commission. Accordingly, there is no assurance the company's
 expectations will be realized.
     Great Lakes Chemical Corporation is the world's leading producer of
 various specialty chemicals for such applications as flame retardants, polymer
 stabilizers, fire extinguishants, water treatment, as well as a growing line
 of performance and fine chemicals for the life sciences industry. The stock of
 the company is traded on the New York Stock Exchange. For more information
 about Great Lakes please visit the company's web site at www.greatlakes.com .
 
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    INDIANAPOLIS, April 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Great Lakes Chemical Corporation
 (NYSE:   GLK) today announced that it named John B. Blatz as Vice President,
 Environment, Health and Safety. In this capacity, Blatz will report to Mark
 Bulriss, Chairman, President and CEO, oversee the company's broad-based health
 and safety initiatives and lead the company's environmental compliance
 activities.
     "Great Lakes is committed to attaining the highest level of performance in
 the critical areas of environment, health and safety. John Blatz is uniquely
 qualified to lead this function. He brings extensive knowledge and experience
 in compliance and risk management, complemented by a proven track record for
 designing and implementing the processes necessary to producing continuous
 improvement. I'm confident that the interests of our shareholders, customers,
 employees and neighbors will be well served by John's stewardship," stated
 Bulriss.
     Blatz comes to Great Lakes from Dexter Corporation where he served as Vice
 President, Environmental & Process Management for 10 years. Prior to that, he
 spent two years with Goldman Financial Group, Inc. as Managing Director and
 General Counsel where he was responsible for a number of acquisitions and
 divestitures. From 1980 to 1988 he held numerous positions of increasing
 responsibility at Emhart Corporation, now a part of Black & Decker,
 culminating in his being named Director of Environmental Planning &
 Compliance. He was Associate Counsel with Scott Paper Company from 1978 to
 1980.
     A 1976 graduate of the University of Minnesota Law School, Blatz earned
 the BA from Dartmouth College in 1973.
     This press release contains forward-looking statements involving risks and
 uncertainties that affect the company's operations as discussed in Great Lakes
 Chemical Corporation's Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the Securities
 and Exchange Commission. Accordingly, there is no assurance the company's
 expectations will be realized.
     Great Lakes Chemical Corporation is the world's leading producer of
 various specialty chemicals for such applications as flame retardants, polymer
 stabilizers, fire extinguishants, water treatment, as well as a growing line
 of performance and fine chemicals for the life sciences industry. The stock of
 the company is traded on the New York Stock Exchange. For more information
 about Great Lakes please visit the company's web site at www.greatlakes.com .
 
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