President, Solvay Essential Chemicals
& Region General Manager for North America
Michael Lacey was named President of Essential Chemicals and Region General Manager of North America in March 2012, as the company continues its integration phase with newly acquired chemicals company, Rhodia. In this role, Mike is responsible for developing, articulating and implementing the strategic growth plan for Solvay Essential Chemicals’ businesses operating in North America.
Prior to heading up North America, Mike was Executive Vice President, Finance & IT and Chief Financial Officer for Solvay North America. During his tenure, he oversaw annual turnover of more than $3 billion and was project leader for Conexia which established a single global integrated enterprise resource planning (ERP) system for all operating companies. Mike came to Solvay in 2002 in the acquisition of Ausimont and served as President of the newly formed company, Solexis.