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AOC, LLC announces new leadership

News International-French

31 Aug 2012

AOC, LLC, a leading global supplier of resins, gel coats, and colorants announces that Randall A. Weghorst will retire as CEO of AOC, LLC and Chairman of the Board of AOC’s parent company, The Alpha Corporation of Tennessee, effective September 30, 2012.  Frederick S. Norman, currently President and Chief Operating Officer, will succeed Weghorst, assuming the roles of CEO and Chairman of the Board.

“Randy’s leadership has helped AOC and our industry respond to many challenges and take full advantage of new opportunities,” Norman stated.  “While Randy is retiring from day-to-day operations, we are pleased that he will serve as Chairman Emeritus of our Board of Directors until September 2013.”
“Fred will continue to help AOC thrive and grow by providing customers with the industry’s best technology, quality and service,” Weghorst remarked.  “Fred’s expertise and consistent focus have contributed to AOC’s success as an industry leader. The company is well-positioned for the future.”

Fred Norman
Norman started with the company in 1976 as Controller of AOC’s California plant and has held several key positions before he was named Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer in 1991.  He has been President and Chief Operating Officer since 2009.

Norman received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from the University of North Carolina in 1975 and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of Memphis in 1982.

Randy Weghorst
Weghorst is a 38 year veteran of the composites industry. He joined AOC in 1997 as Executive VP and COO and became President and CEO in 1998. Prior to AOC, Weghorst held a number of management positions with Owens Corning and Reichhold.

Weghorst will continue to represent AOC through his work with ACMA (American Composite Manufactures Association), CGI (The Composites Growth Initiative), and SIRC (Styrene Information Research Center).