The Chemours Co. announced that Chris Siemer, president of Chemical Solutions and the company's chief transformation officer, announced his intention to leave the company following a brief transition period.
Effective April 1, Edwin Sparks, currently director of corporate strategy for Chemours, will be promoted to the role of president of Chemical Solutions. In addition, Sparks will provide leadership and support to Chemours' Transformation Office as the company continues its efforts to renew and improve.
In his role as business president, Siemer made contributions to the company's performance. He led the evaluation and optimization of the Chemical Solutions portfolio, resulting in the profitable sale of two business segments and the generation of significant net proceeds. As transformation leader, Siemer spearheaded work that delivered significant cost reductions and organizational health improvements for Chemours — a component of the company's successful five-point transformation plan, completed in 2017.
Sparks brings to his new role more than two decades of experience at DuPont and Chemours, having worked with distinction on strategy, manufacturing site operations and technology, as well as in sales and commercial leadership. He started at the New Johnsonville, Tennessee, Titanium Technologies plant in 1994 and worked in that business for more than 20 years before assuming his current position leading corporate strategy. As strategy lead, Sparks has worked across the breadth of Chemours, guiding decisions on both investments and issues management.