Jon Huntsman Jr. joins Huntsman Corp. board

Published: February 6, 2012 6:00 am ET

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THE WOODLANDS, TEXAS (Feb. 6, 11 a.m. ET) — What’s the next step when you drop out of the 2012 Presidential race? How about rejoining the family business?

Huntsman Corp. today announced that Jon Huntsman Jr. was named to the company’s board of directors, effective Feb. 1.

The company noted that Huntsman, age 51, “most recently was a candidate for the Republican nomination for the President of the United States. He suspended his campaign less than a month ago.”

His previous experience includes two terms as Governor of Utah, plus stints as United States Ambassador to China, United States Ambassador to Singapore, and Deputy United States Trade Representative and Ambassador.

Huntsman’s term will end at the company’s 2013 Annual Meeting of Stockholders. The Huntsman board now comprises 10 directors.

The company’s news release highlighted Huntsman’s interest and involvement in Asia.

“Jon is regarded with dignity and respect throughout the world,” his father, company founder Jon Huntsman Sr., said in a news release. “His international and diplomatic experience is well known and admired. He has previously served as vice chairman of our Huntsman businesses and thus will contribute enormously as a member of our board of directors.”

Huntsman Sr. is currently the company’s executive chairman.


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