CLEVELAND, March 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- OM Group (NYSE: OMG) today announced that Patrick Mullin will join the company's Board of Directors, effective June 1, 2011. Mullin, who will become the sixth independent director on the company's seven-person Board, will serve with the class of directors that stands for re-election in 2013.
"We are pleased to add Pat to our strong and independent Board of Directors," said Joseph Scaminace, chairman and chief executive officer. "Given his broad financial experience and deep understanding of the ever-changing landscape of public accounting for global organizations, Pat will be an invaluable resource for the company as we continue to execute our growth strategy."
According to Scaminace, Mullin is expected to become a member of OM Group's Audit Committee and Compensation Committee.
A certified public accountant, Mullin, age 62, will retire from Deloitte & Touche in May after serving as the managing partner of the accounting firm's Northeast Ohio office from 1999 until his retirement this year. During his nearly 30 years with Deloitte, he served in a variety of leadership roles and gained extensive experience in counseling public and private companies on tax matters resulting from transactions.
Mullin currently serves as chairman of University Hospitals' Case Medical Center Board of Directors and is an active board member of several other local community organizations. He graduated from Kent State University in 1971 with a B.B.A. in Accounting.
ABOUT OM GROUP, INC.
OM Group, Inc. is a leading global solutions provider of specialty chemicals, advanced materials, electrochemical energy storage, and unique technologies crucial to enabling our customers to meet increasingly stringent market and application requirements. The company serves a wide variety of sectors, including rechargeable batteries, electronic devices, cutting tools, petrochemical catalysts, electronics manufacturing, industrial coatings, defense, aerospace, and medical devices. Headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, OM Group operates manufacturing facilities in the Americas, Europe, Asia and Africa. For more information, visit the company's Web site at http://www.omgi.com/.
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