Specialty chemicals maker OM Group Inc. said Wednesday that it hired an executive from an engineered-equipment supplier as its new chief financial officer.
Christopher M. Hix will join the company Jan. 3, replacing Kenneth Haber, who had announced plans to retire at year-end.
The company said Hix most recently was senior vice president and CFO of Robbins & Myers Inc., which makes and services equipment for companies in industries such as energy, chemicals and pharmaceuticals. Before that, he was an investor-relations executive at Roper Industries Inc.
OM Group reported last week that it lost $68 million in the third quarter because of acquisition-related costs. In trading Wednesday, the shares fell $1.14, or 4.5 percent, to close at $23.96.