Douglas H. Jardine, a reporter and anchor for KUTV Channel 2 for the past six years, has joined
Huntsman Chemical Corp. and its affiliated companies as director of media relations.Huntsman spokesman Don H. Olsen said Jim Kimball, who formerly held the position, has been named director of communications for the office of chairman Jon M. Huntsman.
Jardine is a 12-year veteran of television broadcasting in Salt Lake City. He graduated from Brigham Young University with a bachelor of science degree in broadcasting.
"Doug comes to us with a wealth of media experience," said Ronald A. Rasband, president and chief operating officer of Huntsman Chemical Corp. "We are delighted that he now will utilize that expertise to assist the Huntsman companies with their expanding communications needs."
Olsen said Jardine will be responsible for working on a daily basis with local, national and international news media with special emphasis on the chemical and plastics trade press.