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Trinseo Appoints Natalia Scherbakoff Director, Technology & Innovation

Company reaffirms its commitment to excellence in plastics technology and product development with new director position

BERWYN, Pa. - Monday, October 1, 2018

Trinseo (NYSE: TSE) a global materials solutions provider and manufacturer of plastics, latex binders and synthetic rubber, has appointed Natalia Scherbakoff, Director of Technology & Innovation, Performance Plastics. In this newly created position, Scherbakoff will play an integral role in advancing performance plastics research and new product development, reaffirming Trinseo’s commitment to advancing technology and product innovation to drive growth for its customers.

As Director of Technology & Innovation for the Performance Plastics business, Scherbakoff will have global responsibility and oversee a technology portfolio of rigid, soft touch, and bio-based plastics. She will further the company’s objective of providing custom and specialty engineered plastics solutions to customers, leveraging research and technologies across the company and among Trinseo material platforms. She also will be instrumental in driving bio-based solutions, as customers continue to look for ways to incorporate sustainability objectives into their material selection processes.

Scherbakoff has held positions with several leading global plastic manufacturers, most recently serving as Vice President, Research Innovation & Product Lines for Plastic Omnium, Prior to Plastic Omnium, Scherbakoff was General Manager of the Specialty Composites business unit at Owens Corning.

“We’re excited about Natalia’s perspective on plastics innovation, her entrepreneurial mindset, and her collaborative approach to effecting change,” said Francesca Reverberi, global business director for Performance Plastics at Trinseo. “The ability to evolve and adapt to change from a product development and technology perspective has always been critical -- and it continues to increase in importance. With Natalia onboard, our goal is to accelerate the process of innovation at Trinseo not only to meet individual customer needs but to meet broad industry requirements as well.”

Scherbakoff earned a PhD in Macromolecular Science from Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio and an MBA from Gétulio Vargas Fundação, São Paulo, Brazil.  She will begin work at Trinseo on October 1, 2018 and will be located in the company’s Horgen, Switzerland regional operating center.

About Trinseo

Trinseo (NYSE:TSE) is a global materials solutions provider and manufacturer of plastics, latex binders, and synthetic rubber with a focus on delivering innovative, sustainable, and value-creating products that are intrinsic to our daily lives. Trinseo is dedicated to making a positive impact on society by partnering with like-minded stakeholders, and supporting the sustainability goals of our customers in a wide range of end-markets including automotive, consumer electronics, appliances, medical devices, packaging, footwear, carpet, paper and board, building and construction, and tires. Trinseo had approximately $3.0 billion in net sales in 2020, with 17 manufacturing sites around the world, and approximately 2,600 employees. For more information, please visit: www.trinseo.com.

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