Specialty Polymers, Inc. has hired Aaron Hughes to be the company’s new director of operations.He will be responsible for overseeing the company’s production sites in Chester, SC, and Woodburn, OR. His responsibilities cover all aspects of the company’s operations, including quality control, safety and maintenance.  “Aaron is tremendously experienced and extremely knowledgeable,” Sheryl Southwell, Specialty Polymers’ president said. “He’s a natural leader and a perfect fit within our organization.”  Hughes worked for more than 20 years for Omnova Solutions in a variety of positions. Most recently, he was director of operations for their Chester, SC location. He graduated from North Carolina State University with a degree in Chemical Engineering.  www.specpoly.com