Alan Barton has led Lehigh since 2008 and has spearheaded expansion into new markets around the world. He has more than two decades of experience in the specialty chemicals industry, including over a decade of management experience. Alan was previously executive vice president at chemicals giant Rohm and Haas, where he led the company’s global coatings businesses. He began his 23-year career at Rohm and Haas in research and development before being promoted into larger management roles in both Europe and the United States. While at Rohm and Haas, Alan also led the company’s sustainable development efforts.
Alan holds an undergraduate degree from University College, Oxford, and a Ph.D. in chemistry from Harvard University.