AMSTERDAM, The Netherlands, Sept. 8, 2016 (Press Release) -AkzoNobel has named Thierry F.J. Vanlancker as the future Executive Committee member responsible for Specialty Chemicals, effective February 1, 2017. He will succeed Werner Fuhrmann, who has decided to retire from the company next year, after 37 years of service.
Vanlancker, a Belgian national, was most recently President - Fluoroproducts for Chemours, the spin-off company of DuPont's chemical businesses formed in 2015. He joined DuPont in 1988 and has held a number of senior positions both in Europe and the US.Read more
COLOMBES, France, July 4, 2016 (Press Release) -Effective 1st September 2016, following Bernard Pinatel’s departure from the Group, Christophe André and Vincent Legros will be joining Arkema’s Executive Committee.
Responsibility for the High Performance Materials segment will be split into two:
Christophe André will be appointed Executive Vice President Technical Polymers and Performance Additives (filtration, organic peroxides and photocure resins activities). He will also be in charge of digital affairs within the Group.Read more
MONTREAL, June 7, 2016 (PRNewswire) -CN announced today that its President and Chief Executive Officer Claude Mongeau will step down from his role leading CN at the end of June. Mongeau joined CN 22 years ago, was CN's Chief Financial Officer for 11 years, and its Chief Executive Officer for the last six and a half years. He has been one of the key architects of CN's remarkable business transformation from the early days towards the company's Initial Public Offering in 1995, to its successful expansion as a leading North American railway today.Read more
MEMPHIS, TN, May 17, 2016 (Press Release) -Buckman, global manufacturer of specialty chemicals, announced the promotion of Brad Walden as Vice President, Global Supply Chain. He will have the primary responsibility of establishing the policies and strategies for the company’s global supply chain.
“Brad has been a key part of our ability to leverage efficiencies in purchasing, inventory planning and distribution while carefully selecting the best suppliers locally and globally and fostering strong supplier relationships,” said Steve Buckman, CEO of Buckman.Read more
ATLANTA, GA, March 29, 2016 (Press Release) -TAPPI is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2016 Paper and Board Division Technical Award and Leadership and Service Award.
The Paper & Board Division Technical Award and Harris O. Ware Prize recipient is Dr. Marko Kolari of Kemira. The award recognizes Dr. Kolari’s outstanding contributions toward advancing the industry's technology.Read more
ATLANTA, GA, March 17, 2016 (Press Release) -TAPPI is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2016 PLACE (Polymers, Laminations, Adhesives, Coatings and Extrusions) Division Technical and Leadership and Service awards.
The PLACE Division Technical Award and Rohm and Haas Prize recipient is Mika Vähä-Nissi of VTT Technical Research Centre in Espoo, Finland. This award recognizes Dr. Vähä-Nissi’s outstanding accomplishments and contributions, which have advanced the industry's technology.Read more
NORCROSS, GA, March 7, 2016 (Globe Newswire) -WestRock Company (WRK) today announced that it has named a board of directors for Ingevity, the company’s specialty chemicals business that is expected to become a publicly traded company as the result of a spin-off from WestRock. The Ingevity board includes seven members with extensive operations and corporate governance experience, including many in the chemical industry.Read more
MUTTENZ, SWITZERLAND, Feb. 25, 2016 (Press Release) -Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals, announced today that its Board of Directors will propose the election of Eveline Saupper, Claudia Suessmuth Dyckerhoff and Peter Steiner to the Board of Directors, subject to the approval of the Annual General Meeting of Clariant Ltd taking place on April 21, 2016.Read more