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Ashland names Scott Hoertz to head Casting Solutions business


DUBLIN, Ohio – Scott Hoertz has been named vice president and general manager of Ashland’s Casting Solutions business group. Hoertz, who was previously director of global marketing for Ashland Composite Polymers, will begin his new role immediately. The announcement was made by Hank Waters, president, Ashland Performance Materials and Ashland Water Technologies, divisions of Ashland Inc. (NYSE: ASH).

“Scott’s proven leadership within Ashland’s Composite Polymers business and his previous automotive and international experience make him uniquely qualified to lead Ashland’s Casting Solutions business,” said Waters. “We are fortunate to have Scott’s marketing and management expertise as we continue to grow our casting business.”

“This is a very exciting opportunity and I look forward to working with the solid leadership within Ashland’s Casting Solutions business,” said Hoertz. “The legacy left by Mike Swartzlander was one of growth and excellence, and I look forward to building upon that tradition.”

Hoertz joined Ashland in 1980 as a technical service engineer and has held numerous positions of increasing responsibility with the company. A native of Ashland, Ky., Hoertz holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Kentucky in chemical engineering and a master’s degree in business administration from Morehead State University.

Ashland Casting Solutions, a business group of Ashland Performance Materials, is a leader in supplying products, processes, services and technologies to the global metal casting marketplace.

Ashland Performance Materials is a worldwide manufacturer and supplier of specialty chemicals and customized services to the building and construction, packaging and converting, transportation, marine and metal casting industries. It is a technology leader in metal casting consumables and design services; unsaturated polyester and vinyl ester resins and gelcoats; and high-performance adhesives and specialty resins,

Ashland Inc. (NYSE: ASH), a diversified, global chemical company, provides quality products, services and solutions to customers in more than 100 countries. A FORTUNE 500 company, it operates through four wholly owned divisions: Ashland Performance Materials, Ashland Distribution, Valvoline and Ashland Water Technologies. To learn more about Ashland, visit

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