HOUSTON (November 09, 2015)

Peter Huntsman HeadshotPeter R. Huntsman, President and CEO of Huntsman Corporation, has been named to the Memorial Hermann Health System Board of Directors. Huntsman’s appointment is effective January 1, 2016.

“Memorial Hermann is a nationally recognized healthcare provider that has served the Houston region for more than 100 years," Huntsman said. "I look forward to serving with an organization that has provided such a vital service to our community. The challenges and opportunities of the ever changing healthcare industry will be an important base of our economic, cultural and most importantly, our quality of life as the Houston region continues in the next century, to be a global leader in so many areas.”

Huntsman Corporation is a global manufacturer and marketer of differentiated chemicals. Its operating companies manufacture products for a variety of global industries, including automotive, aviation, textiles, footwear, paints and coatings, construction, technology, agriculture, healthcare, detergent, personal care, and appliances.

“Peter Huntsman is a tremendous businessman, civic leader and humanitarian,” said Will Williams, chair of the Memorial Hermann Health System board. “We are thrilled to have someone of his caliber on our board to engage in the critical discussion about healthcare. We will welcome his insights and perspective about how Memorial Hermann can continue to provide the highest quality, safest and best patient care in this region.”

In addition to serving on the Memorial Hermann Health System Board, Huntsman also serves on other executive boards and councils including the Board of Overseers for the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania; the Board of Directors for the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion in The Woodlands, Texas; the Board of Directors for the Montgomery County Women’s Center; and the Board of Advisors for Interfaith of The Woodlands in Houston, Texas. He also helps to direct a number of domestic and international humanitarian projects funded by the Huntsman family and Huntsman companies. Mr. Huntsman also serves as CEO of the Huntsman Cancer Foundation and the Huntsman Family Foundation.