WESEL, Germany, Sept. 26, 2018 (Press Release) -Thorsten Kröller, currently Head of the Business Line Plastics Additives at the BYK Division, will assume the leadership of the ACTEGA Division as of March 1, 2019. He will succeed Dr. Roland Peter, who is going to retire. At the same time, Thorsten Kröller will join ALTANA’s Executive Management Team.
“Dr. Roland Peter looks back on a successful management career in our organization spanning over 20 years. After many years as the Head of BYK, he has been driving the realignment of ACTEGA since 2012. We would like to take this opportunity to thank him for his contributions to ALTANA and wish him all the best for the future,” stated ALTANA CEO Martin Babilas. “In Thorsten Kröller, we have found the ideal successor for Dr. Roland Peter within our own ranks. Through his successful efforts at BYK, Thorsten Kröller significantly expanded the Business Line Plastics Additives, notably through the successful integration of targeted acquisitions. We are convinced that together with our employees, he will create a successful, sustainable future for ACTEGA.”
ALTANA is a global leader in true specialty chemicals. The Group offers innovative, environmentally compatible solutions for coating manufacturers, paint and plastics processors, the printing and packaging industries, the cosmetics sector and the electrical and electronics industry. The product range includes additives, special coatings and adhesives, effect pigments, sealants and compounds, impregnating resins and varnishes, and testing and measuring instruments. ALTANA's four divisions, BYK, ECKART, ELANTAS, and ACTEGA, all occupy a leading position in their target markets with respect to quality, product solution expertise, innovation and service.
Headquartered in Wesel, Germany, the ALTANA Group has 52 production facilities and 60 service and research laboratories worldwide. Throughout the Group about 6,300 people work to ensure the worldwide success of ALTANA. In 2017, ALTANA achieved sales of more than €2.2 billion. About 6 percent of sales are invested in research and development every year. Its high earning power and high growth rate make ALTANA one of the most innovative, fastest growing, and profitable chemical companies in the world.