Jeffrey W. Baker of Belleville has been named chief financial officer of PolyAd Holdings, LLC, the global plastic additives business recently spun off from BASF.
PolyAd, which does business in more than 30 countries around the world, has home offices and main research and development labs in St. Louis. Service and support professionals are based in seven nations.
Baker, left, a CPA, most recently served as chief financial officer and senior vice president for administration at The ROHO Group. He previously worked with Taylor Morley Simon home builders and with Deloitte & Touche. Baker earned a bachelor of science in accountancy at Southern Illinois University Carbondale, graduating summa cum laude.
He is a member of the American Institute of CPAs and of the Illinois Society of CPAs. Baker volunteers his services as a member of the finance committee of the Violence Prevention Center of Southwestern Illinois and has served as Congregational President and School Board Chair at his church.
About PolyAd Holdings
Recently acquired by Edgewater Capital Partners, LP, of Cleveland, PolyAd offers innovative specialty blends and customer-specific services to solve additive incorporation problems for the plastics compounding and converting industry.
The business serves a wide range of industries — including automotive, building and construction, packaging and electronics — with ultraviolet light stabilizers, antioxidants, process stabilizers, flame retardants and other additives.