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 NEW YORK, Oct. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Hanson Industries, the U.S. arm of Hanson PLC (NYSE: HAN), today announced key changes in the senior management of Quantum Chemical Corporation (NYSE: CUE), whose acquisition by Hanson was completed yesterday.
 Quantum's major divisions will be restructured into two autonomous units.
 The former USI Chemicals Division will be renamed Quantum Chemical Company:
 -- George W. Robbins named acting chairman
 -- Ronald H. Yocum named president and CEO
 -- Charles F. Daly becomes vice president and CFO
 The former Suburban Propane Gas Division will be renamed Suburban Propane Company:
 -- Dennis J. Spina named president and CEO
 The Quantum Chemical Corporation will continue as a holding company:
 -- John Hoyt Stookey will be the non-executive chairman
 George W. Robbins, 53, was named acting chairman of Quantum Chemical Company. Mr. Robbins is currently a Hanson Industries group executive. He will report to John S. Oldford, group vice president for Hanson Industries who has responsibility for such industrial companies as SCM Chemicals, SCM Glidco Organics, and the Hanson automotive companies.
 Dr. Ronald H. Yocum, 54, will become CEO and continues as president of Quantum Chemical Company. Dr. Yocum had been executive vice president of Quantum Chemical Corporation since 1990 and president of its USI division since 1989.
 Charles F. Daly, 46, has been named vice president and chief financial officer of Quantum Chemical Company. Mr. Daly came to Hanson upon its acquisition of U.S. Industries Inc. in 1984 and has functioned as group controller for various Hanson Industries operating units, including SCM Chemicals, Gold Fields Mining, Grove Crane and the Hanson automotive companies.
 Dennis J. Spina, 49, will become CEO and continues as president of Suburban Propane, which was acquired by Quantum Chemical in 1983. He will report to Craig C. Sergeant, Hanson Industries group vice president, who is also responsible for Grove Crane, the Hanson Lighting Group, the Hanson Office Products Group, Carisbrook Industries and the Timber and Lumber Products Group, which includes Cavenham Forest Industries.
 David H. Clarke, deputy chairman and CEO of Hanson Industries said, "Along with excellent assets, Hanson has acquired many talented managers as part of its Quantum acquisition. Together with seasoned Hanson executives, they will work towards bringing Quantum into the culture of the Hanson management philosophy."
 Quantum is the largest U.S. manufacturer of polyethylene. Suburban Propane is the second largest domestic retail distributor of propane.
 Hanson PLC is a British-American industrial management corporation. In the U.S., Hanson Industries' operations include Peabody Coal, SCM Chemicals, Cavenham Forest Industries, Beazer, Grove Crane, Jacuzzi Whirlpool Baths, Tommy Armour Golf, Ames Tools, Farberware Cookware, and Hanson Office Products Group, among others. In the United Kingdom, Hanson's holdings include Imperial Tobacco, ARC Aggregates, London Brick, Butterley Brick, Beazer Homes and Smith Meters.
 George W. Robbins
 Mr. Robbins has been with Hanson since its 1986 acquisition of SCM Corporation. Mr. Robbins joined SCM in 1982 as vice president and general manager, organic chemicals. In 1986 he was promoted to the post of president of SCM Glidco Organics, and in 1989 added the position of group executive of Hanson Industries.
 Prior to joining SCM, he worked for Avery International from 1977 to 1982, as vice president and general manager of the specialty materials division. From 1966 to 1977, he was employed by the General Electric Company, where he held sales, sales management and marketing management positions in the Silicone and Plastics divisions.
 Mr. Robbins graduated from the Virginia Military Institute with a bachelor's degree in biology in 1963 and then served in the U.S. Army as a company commander.
 Mr. Robbins also has served on numerous business and community associations, including the Pulp Chemicals Association, of which he was Vice President, 1991-93, and a member of the executive committee; the Fragrance Materials Association; the Environmental Protection board of the city of Jacksonville, of which he is vice chairman; and the Mandarin Rotary Club, of which he was president 1992-93 and a member of the board of directors.
 Mr. Robbins is married and has three children.
 Dr. Ronald H. Yocum
 Dr. Yocum was appointed executive vice president of Quantum Chemical in 1990 and president of the USI Division in 1989. Also, in 1989 he was named to the Quantum Operating Committee. Prior to 1989, he held the position of group vice president, research and development, for the USI Division. Before 1987, he held the same position for Enron Chemical. Prior to joining Enron in 1985, he worked at Dow Chemical, where he held a variety of research, development and management positions, and rose to the position of director of research for Dow's Applied Science and Technology Laboratories in Midland, Mich.
 He received his undergraduate degree in chemistry from Gettysburg College in 1961, and his doctorate in organic chemistry in 1965 from the University of Pennsylvania.
 Dr. Yocum is married and has two children.
 Charles F. Daly
 Charles F. Daly came to Hanson in 1984 upon the acquisition of U.S. Industries Inc. Since that time he has functioned as group controller for various operating units, including SCM Chemicals, Gold Fields Mining, Grove Crane, and the Hanson Automotive companies.
 From 1974 to 1984, he held various positions at U.S. Industries Inc. rising to the post of corporate accounting manager.
 He received a bachelor's degree in accounting in 1968 and a MBA in 1972 in financial management from Iona College in New Rochelle, N.Y. He is a CPA in the State of New York.
 Mr. Daly is married and has two children.
 Dennis J. Spina
 Since 1990, Dennis J. Spina has been President of Suburban Propane and Vice President of Quantum Chemical Corporation. Prior to that he worked at Federal Express Corporation, which he joined in 1973 as a courier and advanced through a series of promotions to vice president - Eastern Region by 1980, a position which he held for ten years.
 He began his career in 1969 with Allstate Insurance, and then also worked for Fireman's Fund.
 Mr. Spina received a bachelor's degree in Liberal Arts from Temple University and completed the Financial Management Program at Harvard University.
 Mr. Spina is married and has three children.
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 /CONTACT: Mickey Foster of Hanson Industries, 908-603-6977/

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