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Eric Pierrejean has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer of JEC Group. He succeeds Frédérique Mutel, who has headed the company for more than two decades.

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Brian Blackwell, the founder and chairman of Opus Technical Ltd., celebrated his 90th birthday in October 2018.

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On 3 July 2018, Reinhard Danzer, who has been in the commercial management of LWB Steinl since 2007, was appointed co-managing director of LWB Steinl GmbH & Co. KG and STG Stanztechnik GmbH by managing partner Peter Steinl. The Steinl Group expects to gain even more presence and stability with this dual leadership. In addition, Reinhard Danzer will remain CFO and continue to be responsible for the commercial area of the group. In his new position, the new co-managing director was available for an interview. Excerpts from the interview are given below.

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Rodrigo Rezende has been appointed as Latin American Business Manager of Era Polymers.

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The VDMA Plastics and Rubber Machinery Association has elected Ulrich Reifenhäuser, Managing Partner of the Reifenhäuser Group, as chairman and Peter Steinbeck, Managing Partner of Windmöller & Hölscher, as his proxy.

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Frédérique Mutel, President of Jec Group, has been promoted to the rank of Officer in the Order of the Legion of Honour (L’ordre national de la Légion d’honneur) by decree of the President of the French Republic, on 13 July 2018.

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Thorsten Kröller, currently Head of the Business Line Plastics Additives at the Byk Division, was appointed as new president of Altana’s Actega division, effective from 1 March 2019. He succeeds Dr. Roland Peter, who will retire after over 20 years at Altana. At the same time, Kröller will join Altana’s Executive Management Team.

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Halsey M. Cook Jr. has been appointed as President and CEO of Milliken & Company, effective from 1 September 2018. He succeeds J. Harold Chandler, who will return to his role as chair of the board of directors.

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Frederique van Baarle, will take over as Head of the Procurement and Logistics Group function at Lanxess on 1 December 2018. Van Baarle is currently Head of Marketing & Sales Engineering Plastics sector for the EMEA region within the High Performance Materials business unit. She succeeds Bernd Makowka, who is retiring after 33 years with Lanxess and Bayer AG.

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26. September 2018

Personnel changes at BASF

Fried-Walter Münstermann, President, Procurement, BASF SE, Ludwigshafen, Germany, will assume responsibility for the “Task Force Process Simplification” effective from 1 January 2019. He will be succeeded by Stefano Pigozzi, President, Monomers, BASF SE, Ludwigshafen.

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Effective from 1 September 2018, Dr. Jörn Küster has been appointed as new Managing Director of Follmann GmbH & Co. KG, alongside Dr. Jörg Seubert.

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