Calgon Carbon Names Senior Vice President

March 9, 2015
James Coccagno was named senior vice president - Asia, global procurement & strategic initiatives

Calgon Carbon announced that its board of directors unanimously voted to promote James (Jim) Coccagno to senior vice president - Asia, global procurement and strategic initiatives.

“Jim has brought an immense amount of structure and vision to Calgon Carbon,” said Randy Dearth, chairman, president and CEO of Calgon Carbon Corp. “Taking that skill set, and focusing it on our Asian operations will enhance not only that region, but Calgon Carbon as a whole.”

Coccagno will continue to manage global procurement efforts as well as strategic initiatives. He is responsible for the sourcing of all goods and services for Calgon Carbon around the globe. He is also responsible for corporate strategic projects, including mergers and acquisitions.

Coccagno joined Calgon Carbon in September 2012 as vice president - global procurement and strategic initiatives.

Prior to joining the company, Coccagno held several positions of increasing responsibility in procurement, logistics, compliance, corporate communications and corporate development at Lanxess Corp., a specialty chemicals company, from July 2004 to September 2012. During his last assignment at Lanxess Corp., Coccagno led the integration of three acquisitions in an 18-month period. Jim began his career at Bayer Corp. in September 1996 and remained there until June 2004, working in supply chain management, sales, marketing and procurement.

Coccagno holds a B.S. in business logistics from The Pennsylvania State University and an MBA from The Citadel.

Source: Calgon Carbon Corp.