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executive leadership

Suzanne Pesgens

Vice President and Chief Procurement Officer
"Verve is my favorite core value: It is the glue that binds passionate individuals to become inspired teams. Teams that believe they can accomplish anything and that are the foundation for Kraton’s success. That’s what attracts me at Kraton."

Ms. Pesgens was appointed our Vice President and Chief Procurement Officer in January 2016. Ms. Pesgens joined us from Arizona Chemical Company, LLC where she was the Director of Global Procurement since 2010. Prior to Arizona Chemical Company, LLC, she held a variety of roles from 1999-2010 in purchasing or marketing at a joint venture between Akzo Nobel and Monsanto Corporation (now Eastman Chemical Company). Ms. Pesgens earned a Master of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from Eindhoven University of Technology (Eindhoven, The Netherlands) and an M.B.A. from Rotterdam School of Management at Erasmus University (Rotterdam, The Netherlands).