|Koppers Announces March 2008 Retirement of Asian Operations Executive|
|Company Names Ian Doherty to Replace Retiring Ernie Bryon as VP, China Operations Effective March 1, 2008PITTSBURGH, PA, Feb 07, 2008 (MARKET WIRE via COMTEX News Network) -- Koppers Holdings Inc. (NYSE: KOP) today announced that Ernie Bryon,
Vice President of Business Development-Asia, will be retiring
effective March 1, 2008. Mr. Bryon has been with Koppers since 1993
and prior to his current position Mr. Bryon was Vice President,
Australasian Operations. Mr. Bryon has been responsible for the
oversight of all Asian business operations and development for Koppers
and was instrumental in growing the Koppers business in China,
establishing company offices in Beijing, and building strong
relationships with the company's joint venture partners in China.
Koppers concurrently announced the appointment of Ian Doherty as Vice
President, China Operations, to replace Mr. Bryon effective March 1,
2008. Mr. Doherty, 42, will assume responsibility for all Asian
business operations and development for Koppers. Mr. Doherty relocated
to Beijing, China in September 2005 as Regional Manager, Business
Development, Marketing and Sales, and in July 2007 he was promoted to
Vice President and General Manager, China. Mr. Doherty began working
for Koppers in 2001 as a marketing manager in Australia. In his new
capacity, Mr. Doherty will report to Kevin J. Fitzgerald, Senior Vice
President, Global Carbon Materials & Chemicals.
Koppers, with corporate headquarters and a research center in
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, is a global integrated producer of carbon
compounds and treated wood products. Including its joint ventures,
Koppers operates facilities in the United States, United Kingdom,
Denmark, Australia, and China. The stock of Koppers Holdings Inc. is
publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol
"KOP." For more information, visit us on the Web: www.koppers.com.
Questions concerning investor relations should be directed to Brian
H. McCurrie at 412 227 2153 or Michael W. Snyder at 412 227 2131.
Brian H. McCurrie
Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
412 227 2153
SOURCE: Koppers Holdings Inc.