Randall S. Dearth was named President and Chief Executive Officer of LANXESS Corporation in July 2004. In August 2008, LANXESS's Canadian service operations were added to Mr. Dearth's existing responsibilities when he was named managing director of the North American region. Previously, he served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Bayer Chemicals Corporation. Mr. Dearth joined Bayer in 1988 as a development chemist in the automotive coatings development laboratories. He then transferred to Bayer's Automotive Technical Center in a market development role from 1993 to 1997; Mr. Dearth was on assignment in Germany, where he was responsible for market development in Europe and Asia. Upon returning to the United States, he managed the coatings and colorants resins business before being named director of the division's monomers and adhesives business. Among other positions, he also was head of the global powder coatings business group.
Mr. Dearth sits on the American Chemistry Council (ACC) Board, as well as the boards of the Allegheny Conference on Community Development and the United Way of Allegheny County. Mr. Dearth is also Chairman of the Warhol Museum Board, a Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh trustee, and a member of Calgon Carbon Corporation's Board of Directors. In 2007, Mr. Dearth was recognized as an emerging top CEO with a Pittsburgh Business Times Diamond Award. Most recently, he won a PRSA Renaissance Award as the CEO Communicator of the Year. Mr. Dearth holds a Bachelor's degree in chemistry from Hiram College, and a Master's degree in polymer science and engineering from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland.