Rogier Roelen was appointed Kraton General Counsel and Company Secretary in 2022. Mr. Roelen joined Kraton in July 2019 as Head of Legal for EMEA & APAC. Prior to Kraton, Mr. Roelen served in a number of roles with increasing responsibilities in the legal department of AkzoNobel, including leadership roles in Asia, North America, and Europe. Previously, he was an associate with Dutch law firm AKD, handling a wide range of corporate, M&A, regulatory, and compliance matters.
Roelen earned an M.A./ J.D. degree from the Erasmus University in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.
Senior Vice President
Mr. Santangelo was appointed our Senior Vice President, Global Operations in June 2020. Prior to that, from May 2017 Mr. Santangelo served as Senior Vice President Manufacturing, Engineering and EH&S at Innophos, a leading international producer of essential ingredients. Prior to joining Innophos, Mr. Santangelo was an independent consultant in operations and supply chain. From December 2014 to May 2016, Mr. Santangelo was Vice President, Global Operations and Supply Chain at Arizona Chemical Company, which was acquired by Kraton Corporation in early 2016. Mr. Santangelo began his career at Ashland Inc. where, for 33 years, he held various roles in increasing leadership responsibilities.
Mr. Santangelo earned a Master of Science and a Bachelor of Science, each in Chemical Engineering, from Villanova University.
Senior Vice President
Ms. Conley, our Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer, was appointed as our principal human resources officer in May 2012. Prior to joining Kraton, from 2006 to 2011, Ms. Conley served in various capacities; including Vice President, Total Rewards for Dean Foods, a multi-billion dollar publicly-traded food and beverage company, with responsibility for all compensation and benefits. Prior to that role, she served as Vice President, Human Resources, where she was responsible for all aspects of human resources within the largest division. Ms. Conley previously held multiple human resources positions within the United States and England, with increasing responsibility, at companies including Capital One Financial Corporation, Monsanto Corporation, AlliedSignal, and Ford Motor Company. In addition, she practiced litigation at the firm of Figari & Davenport.
Ms. Conley earned a B.A. in Speech Communication and an M.A from the School of Labor and Employment Relations at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and received her J.D. from Southern Methodist University.