Indianapolis-based chemical manufacturer Vertellus has named John Van Hulle its new chief executive officer. He previously served as president of global color and additives for Ohio-based PolyOne, and CEO of Wisconsin-based chemical supplier ChemDesign.

Vertellus says Van Hulle's track record includes "achieving aggressive performance objectives through organic growth and the successful integration of multiple strategic acquisitions." Van Hulle says he is looking forward to helping the company into its next phase of growth.

"Vertellus has a robust portfolio of existing technologies as well as a pipeline of promising innovations that position the company to drive value for our customers and stakeholders," said Van Hulle. "I am honored and delighted to be part of a team committed to using Vertellus’ technologies and expertise to deliver value to customers around the globe."

The announcement comes two years after Vertellus emerged out of Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.