Chemours Thermal & Specialized Solutions President Resigns; Chemours Begins Talent Search for Backfill & Appoints Interim Leader

Business strategies remain unchanged as Company begins search for new business leader

The Chemours Company (“Chemours”) (NYSE: CC), a global chemistry company with leading market positions in Titanium Technologies, Thermal & Specialized Solutions, and Advanced Performance Materials, today announced the resignation of Alisha Bellezza, President, Thermal & Specialized Solutions (TSS), effective May 31. Chemours will run a comprehensive search for Bellezza’s replacement.

On June 1, stepping in as interim leader is Joseph (Joe) Martinko, Senior Business Director, Americas for TSS. Martinko has over 30 years of experience in the chemical industry, more than 20 years of which were with Chemours TSS and Fluoroproducts businesses. His experience spans both global and regional leadership roles in which he delivered record-setting financial performance.

“Joe’s deep knowledge of our thermal management products portfolio, market, and customers is truly unmatched,” said Mark Newman, President and Chief Executive Officer at Chemours. “Combine that with his strong commercial experience and proven track record and I have every confidence he and the TSS team will continue building upon the strong first quarter results, ensuring clarity, consistency, and continued growth throughout this transition period.”

Continued Newman, “Alisha has been a valued member of the Chemours executive team, and while we will miss her leadership and drive, we wish her all the best in the next phase of her career. The TSS business has a solid foundation upon which we will continue to build. We also have an industry leading product portfolio, an exciting innovation pipeline, and a highly capable and dedicated team that knows how to win. All of this ensures that we are well-positioned for continued growth, even in the face of changes. I have every confidence in our TSS team’s ability to continue executing our strategy and delivering strong business results.”

About The Chemours Company
The Chemours Company (NYSE: CC) is a global leader in Titanium Technologies, Thermal & Specialized Solutions, and Advanced Performance Materials providing its customers with solutions in a wide range of industries with market-defining products, application expertise and chemistry-based innovations. We deliver customized solutions with a wide range of industrial and specialty chemicals products for markets, including coatings, plastics, refrigeration and air conditioning, transportation, semiconductor and consumer electronics, general industrial, and oil and gas. Our flagship products are sold under prominent brands such as Ti-Pure™, Opteon™, Freon™, Teflon™, Viton™, Nafion™, and Krytox™. The company has approximately 6,600 employees and 29 manufacturing sites serving approximately 2,900 customers in approximately 120 countries. Chemours is headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware and is listed on the NYSE under the symbol CC.

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Source: The Chemours Company