Hiram College

Alumnus Randall S. Dearth has been appointed president and chief executive officer of Calgon Carbon Corporation in Pittsburgh, Pa., effective August 1, 2012.

Dearth graduated from Hiram College in 1986 with a Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry. He went on to receive his Master of Science in Polymer Science and Engineering from Case Western Reserve University.

He previously served as the president and CEO of LANXESS Corporation, an international chemical manufacturer that was spun out of the Bayer Group. From 2002 until the carve-out of LANXESS, he was the president and CEO of Bayer Chemicals Corporation. He has also served as a member of Calgon Carbon’s board of directors since 2007.

“I am very excited to take on this new opportunity and to help further establish Calgon Carbon as a leader in providing environmental solutions to the various markets it serves,” Dearth said in a press release by Calgon Carbon. “Having worked in the chemical industry for over twenty years, I believe my experience in global marketing, innovation, and corporate administration will be an asset to the company.”

Calgon Carbon Corporation is a global leader in services and solutions for making water and air safer and cleaner.