President - Consumer Specialties
James A. Mish leads Ashland’s global Consumer Specialties business, a leading provider of personal and household care, pharmaceutical, and nutritional specialty chemicals. Mish has integrated the International Specialties Products (ISP) and Ashland consumer businesses to achieve improved growth, innovation and customer experience.
Prior to this, he was Vice President and General Manager of Alco Chemical (AkzoNobel Chemical). Mish has experience in entrepreneurial and Fortune 500 senior-level management of turnaround and high-growth situations, business development, breakthrough joint ventures, and global alliances.
He has worked at Penn Specialty Chemical, Arco Chemical Company, and ICI. Mish began his career with Pfizer Pharmaceutical as a research chemist on the Zoloft™ team.