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Jeff Gentry joins INVISTA as CEO

May '07
Effective May 10, Jeff Gentry has been named chief executive officer for INVISTA, the world's largest integrated fibers and polymers business, which is a privately owned but independently managed subsidiary of Koch Industries, Inc.

Gentry assumes this position in addition to his current role with INVISTA as chairman of the board of directors. Gentry replaces Jeff Walker who resigned his positions as chief executive officer, president and a director, and will be leaving the company on May 31.

“Jeff (Walker) led INVISTA through a significant time of change and progress since the acquisition by subsidiaries of Koch Industries in April of 2004,” said Gentry. “We want to thank him for his many contributions to INVISTA and wish him well in his future endeavors.”

Gentry has served on INVISTA's board of directors as the chairman since January 2006. Prior to accepting the role as INVISTA's CEO, Gentry was most recently the president of Koch Mineral Services.

He has worked with various Koch companies, primarily Koch Carbon and Koch Minerals, since 1983, and in 2005 became a member of Koch Industries' board of directors, a position he will continue to hold.

“I look forward to the time ahead of us as we build on our strong financial footing and continue our progress toward more fully implementing Market Based Management® and achieving our many goals for innovation and growth across INVISTA,” says Gentry.

“It will remain a top priority for INVISTA to continue serving and communicating with customers as usual and we will work to ensure a seamless transition during this leadership change.”


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