THE WOODLANDS, Texas — Huntsman Building Solutions (HBS) announced that Doug Kramer, the founder and architect of Icynene-Lapolla’s success in the spray foam polyurethane business, has stepped down from his current role as joint president to become a consultant to the business, focusing on strategic growth initiatives.

Kramer will report directly to Tony Hankins, president of Huntsman Polyurethanes, HBS’s parent company. Simon Baker, formerly joint president of HBS, will become the global president of HBS, effective immediately.

Kramer has already started the transition to his new, more focused and strategic role and will begin executing on several key initiatives he helped create, including those relating to commercial and sales excellence and promoting energy conservation through advocacy efforts at the federal, state and local level.

“Doug and Simon have been instrumental in bringing Icynene-Lapolla and Demilec together to create the world’s leading spray polyurethane foam business," said Hankins. "I’m appreciative of Doug’s dedication and efforts, which have taken us to the strong position we are in today. I look forward to the benefit of his continuing commitment and expert counsel as we take our spray foam business to the next level together.”