Axiall Appoints William Mansfield Non-Executive Chairman of the Board
ATLANTA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar. 8, 2016-- Axiall Corporation (NYSE: AXLL) today announced that William (“Bill”) L. Mansfield has been elected non-executive chairman of the company’s board of directors, effective immediately. Mr. Mansfield has served on the board as an independent director since September 2012 and succeeds Mark L. Noetzel, who served as chairman since January 2010. Mr. Noetzel will continue to serve on the Axiall board as an independent director.
“With his extensive knowledge of the chemicals industry and considerable strategic acumen, Bill Mansfield has been a tremendous asset to the Axiall board and management team since joining us several years ago,” Mr. Noetzel said. “I have been privileged to serve Axiall for six years as chairman, and I am confident that Bill is well-suited to take on the considerable responsibilities and challenges of this important position.”
“I am honored to assume the role of non-executive chairman and look forward to sharing insights and guidance with Tim Mann and the rest of the management team as we continue to take action to aggressively enhance the company’s financial and operational performance and drive value for shareholders,” Mr. Mansfield said. “My fellow directors and I thank Mark for his valuable leadership and vision as Axiall’s chairman over the past six years and are pleased that he will continue to serve on the board.”