Mark Peters has joined Orion Engineered Carbons as senior vice-president and general manager, Americas region. Based at Orion’s Americas headquarters in Kingwood, TX, he is responsible for all aspects of company performance in the Americas. Peters is a 28-year veteran of petrochemical manufacturing, and spent 24 years with the Dow Chemical Co., where he held leadership positions in engineering; plant, site and global business management; and joint venture development.  Prior to joining Orion he was manufacturing vice-president for Goradia Capital, LLC, and business development director for Braskem Americas. He has a B.Sc. degree in chemical engineering from Mississippi State University, which named him a Distinguished Engineering Fellow in 2009.