Akron, OH / March 26, 2012 – Polyflow, an Akron Ohio based advanced energy equipment supplier names industry veterans Phillip Ashkettle and John Quinn as co-chairs of the organization’s corporate board. Mr. Ashkettle, the former chairman and CEO of Cleveland OH based manufacturer M.A. Hanna Co. led the successful merger of M. A. Hanna and Geon to form PolyOne. Mr. Quinn, the former President and CEO of Excel Polymers has a long career in polymer manufacturing including stints with Dupont and GE
Plastics. Both individuals have served as advisors to Polyflow for several years.
Polyflow Chief Executive Officer Jay Schabel comments that the depth of business and manufacturing experience represented by Mr. Ashkettle and Mr. Quinn strengthens the commercialization strategy in place with the organization. “As Polyflow launches its first full scale renewable energy facility this year, the support offered by both Phill and John to our implementation goals is significant.” Polyflow’s initial facility utilizing a patented waste-to-energy conversion process is scheduled to come online later this year in northeast Ohio.