Rohm and Haas chairman Raj Gupta has announced that Bradley J Bell, senior vice-president and chief financial officer, will leave at the end of May. Jacques M Croisetiere, vice-president, regional director for Europe and business director for process chemicals takes over as chief financial officer upon Bell’s departure.

Bell stated: ‘Rohm and Haas have provided me with an extraordinary opportunity to participate in a transforming era for the chemical industry, as we reshaped the company’s business portfolio and structure. The time simply has come to transfer this perspective and my own experiences into new or different career opportunities’, he said.

Croisetiere was named vice-president and business unit director of Ion Exchange Resins for Rohm and Haas in 1999 and became European regional director two years later. He has held key roles in the successful execution and integration of Morton International and other acquisitions. He was an important contributor to the strategy to implement an Enterprise-wide SAP migration, and has led key aspects of the revisions to Governance practices to meet the spirit and the letter of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act and NYSE requirements.

Carol Eicher becomes a vice president of the company effective May 31, 2003. Eicher joined Rohm and Haas Company’s chemical specialties division in 2000. In 2001, she was became business unit director for organic specialties and was recently named business unit director for process chemicals.