OREANDA-NEWS. June 23, 2016. A. Schulman, Inc. (Nasdaq-GS: SHLM) announced today that Andreas Gunther, currently Vice President, Global Human Resources Operations for the Company, has been promoted to Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer effective July 1, 2016. Gunther will oversee all human resources activities for the Company's 5,000 associates. As a result of a thorough succession process, G?nther will replace Mr.

Kim Whiteman who had announced earlier this year his plans to retire during the summer.  

"Andreas has developed into a trusted partner for our leadership team and exceptional leader for our global human resources organization. Having worked at A. Schulman in both Europe and in the United States, he is highly qualified to further develop our global HR processes, tools and most importantly, our talented associates," stated

Bernard Rzepka, President and Chief Executive Officer. "We sincerely thank Kim for building HR best practices in our Company and for cultivating a sustainable culture of safety."

Gunther has 22 years of experience in human resources positions of progressively increasing responsibilities for the European operations of several major companies, including W.R. Grace & Co., Hydro Aluminum Metal Products, Delphi Automotive Systems Germany, and Ford of Germany.  He holds a Six Sigma Methodology Greenbelt and received a master's degree in educational sciences from the University of German Federal Armed Forces in Hamburg.

About A. Schulman, Inc.A. Schulman, Inc. is a leading international supplier of high-performance plastic compounds and resins headquartered in Akron, Ohio. Since 1928, the Company has been providing innovative solutions to meet its customers' demanding requirements. The Company's customers span a wide range of markets such as packaging, mobility, building & construction, electronics & electrical, agriculture, personal care & hygiene, sports, leisure & home, custom services and others. The Company employs approximately 5,000 people and has 57 manufacturing facilities globally. A. Schulman reported net sales of approximately \\$2.4 billion for the fiscal year ended August 31, 2015. Additional information about A. Schulman can be found at www.aschulman.com.