Bonnie Tully has been named president of Evonik Corporation, effective June 1. As president of Evonik Corporation, Tully is responsible for the North America region, which recorded sales of EUR3 billion (USD3.3 billion) in fiscal 2019.
Tully replaces John Rolando, who is retiring after 33 years with Evonik and its predecessor companies. Prior to becoming president, Bonnie was chief financial officer of the North America region.
“Bonnie Tully‘s leadership skills and broad experience within the organization make her the right person to head the North American region as we continue to position Evonik as a world-leading specialty chemical company driven by innovation and sustainability,“ said Ute Wolf, chief financial officer and member of the Executive Board of Evonik Industries AG, who is responsible for North America. “I also want to thank John Rolando for his efforts in leading the region through tremendous growth and helping transform Evonik‘s portfolio and culture into the best-in-class organization we know today.“
Tully began her career with Rohm & Haas as project engineer in 1996. Between 1998 and 2006, she worked as materials manager and technical manager at Evonik Oil Additives (formerly Rohmax) in Houston, Texas, U.S.A. She subsequently transferred to Singapore to work as plant manager for Evonik Oil Additives, supporting the Asia-Pacific region. In 2011, Tully became the head of Site Service in Mobile, Alabama, U.S.A., Evonik’s largest site in North America, with more than 800 employees.
Tully holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Texas A&M University.
Evonik Industries AG is a stock-listed German speciality chemicals company headquartered in Essen, North Rhine-Westphalia. It is the second largest chemicals company in Germany, and one of the largest speciality chemicals companies in the world. The company is active in more than 100 countries around the world and generated sales of EUR13.1 billion (USD14.7 billion) and an operating profit (adjusted EBITDA) of EUR2.15 billion (USD2.4 billion) in 2019.