Huber Engineered Materials (HEM), a global producer of specialty performance ingredients for industrial and consumer products and a division of the J.M. Huber Corp., has named Dan Krawczyk HEM president, effective November 1, 2017. Krawczyk remains a member of the HEM Board of Directors and Huber Management Council. Before becoming the president of HEM, Krawczyk served as Huber’s executive vice-president (EVP) of strategy & corporate development from 2013. He brings more than 20 years of experience in industrial and consumer products, including expertise in financial management, strategy, corporate development, marketing and operations to his new leadership role. A native of the Detroit area, Krawczyk earned an MBA as well as an MS and BS in electrical engineering from the University of Michigan. Before joining Huber, Krawczyk was EVP and chief financial officer of Gibson Guitar Corp. He also was global vice-president of business development and strategic marketing for Belden, and has held financial and operational leadership roles at DTE Energy, Delphi Automotive and Ford Motor Co. Krawczyk’s leadership was instrumental in Huber’s largest acquisition in over 10 years, the 2016 purchase of the Martinswerk business from Albemarle Corp., which became part of HEM’s fire retardant additives business unit, creating a global non-halogen flame retardants business. This move marked the latest in a series of investments in the FRA business, including the acquisition of the Kemgard smoke suppressant product line from Sherwin-Williams in 2010 and the purchase of the Almatis specialty hydrates business in 2012. In addition, Krawczyk led Huber’s $630-million sale of HEM’s Silica business unit to Evonik Industries AG in 2017.