Karl Bostaph is the senior vice president, operations, Ashland.
Karl joined Ashland in 2008 and has over 37 years of experience in the chemicals industry. He leads the global operations team at Ashland focused on leveraging lean six sigma principles with all assets and capital fully aligned to support business strategies. His previous responsibilities include multiple large plant management roles at several Ashland locations as well as regional and global leadership roles in manufacturing.
Over the course of his career, Karl has held various roles in engineering, research and development, quality, and process technology.
Prior to Ashland, Karl’s experience includes leadership roles at Aristech Chemicals and Pennex Pharmaceuticals.
Karl is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh with a degree in Chemistry and Chemical Engineering.