Jong-Hoon Baek, Executive Vice President at Kumho Petrochemicals Co., has been elected President International of the International Institute of Synthetic Rubber Producers (IISRP) for the year 2019 – 2020.
He succeeds Brian Chapman, who now becomes the Institute’s Past – President International. Baek has extensive experience in the polymer industry where he has held positions in the technical area, marketing, sales as well as key management positions.
Baek was appointed Executive Vice-President in charge of Head Sales and marketing business unit in Kumho Petrochemicals Co., in January 2016. Baek holds a Bachelors degree in Chemical Engineering and is an MBA graduate.
IISRP is an international not-for-profit trade association with more than 60 corporate members domiciled in 22 countries who produce 75 percent of the world’s supply of synthetic rubber. Incorporated in 1960 and headquartered in Houston, Texas, the Institute supports section offices in Milan, Tokyo, and Beijing.