ANGUS Chemical Company, a specialty amine-company headquartered in Buffalo Grove, Ill., U.S.A., announced the appointment of Scott Hinkle as chief financial officer. Hinkle brings more than two decades of financial leadership experience in the chemicals and manufacturing industries, including prior roles at Ecolab and General Electric.
“Scott’s expertise will be invaluable as we continue to embark on our ambitious plan for growth,” said Mark Henning, president and chief executive officer of ANGUS. “His experience in the U.S. and abroad will provide crucial support for our leadership team during this pivotal period for the company.”
Prior to joining ANGUS, Hinkle spent 14 years at Nalco, an Ecolab company. During his time there, Hinkle held a variety of leadership positions, including financial director for the company’s Paper Division, then subsequently their Water Division. In 2006, he relocated to the Netherlands to become Nalco’s regional CFO for Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Hinkle returned to the U.S. in 2010 to take the position of corporate controller.
When Nalco merged with Ecolab in 2011, Hinkle led the global finance team through a successful integration and soon after joined the Water and Process Services Division as divisional CFO. Hinkle’s other professional experience includes the globally recognized financial rotational program at GE, where he also served as a financial director.
Hinkle completed his CPA in 1993 and earned a bachelor of science in accountancy from Northern Illinois University. Additionally, he holds a Six Sigma Green Belt certification.
He will be based in ANGUS’ corporate headquarters in Buffalo Grove.