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Javier Constante, Commercial Vice President, Packaging and Specialty Plastics Business EMEA of Dow Europe, was nominated as new president of PlasticsEurope. He succeeds Daniele Ferrari, CEO of Versalis (Eni), who held this office since 2017 and was elected President of Cefic (the European Chemical Industry Council) at the end of October 2018.

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Dieter Thewes has been appointed as new Chief Operating Officer (COO) at KraussMaffei Berstorff. In this capacity, Thewes is in charge of controlling and organising all business operations at the Hanover and Munich sites of the KraussMaffei Berstorff brand. Being a member of the management, Thewes reports directly to the KraussMaffei Chief Executive Officer Matthias Sieverding.

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13. December 2018

Bill Carteaux passed away

Bill Carteaux, President and CEO of Plastics Industry Association, has passed away on 10 December 2018, due to complications from acute myeloid leukemia (AML).

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Tobias Daniel has been appointed as Vice President of Global Sales for the Injection Moulding Division at KraussMaffei, effective from 1 December 2018. In this role, he will be responsible for incoming orders for new KraussMaffei and Netstal machines.

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Bobby Bush of Hickory Springs Manufacturing, Co. (HSM) in Hickory, N.C., was honoured by CertiPUR-US with its Outstanding Leadership Award at its recent fall meeting in St. Louis.

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DowDuPont has announced the members of the Boards of Directors of the three future independent companies: Dow, DuPont, and Corteva Agriscience. DowDuPont said it remains on track to separate the Materials Science division (Dow) by 1 April 2019, and the Agriculture (Corteva Agriscience) and Specialty Products (DuPont) divisions by 1 June 2019. The current composition of each board of directors is as follows:

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Effective from 1 October 2018, Ingo Wassum-Paul has taken over the management of the German family-owned company Hans-Jürgen Keil Anlagenbau GmbH & Co. KG as new Chief Executive Officer. He succeeds Arno Haase-Camper, who is leaving the company to take on new professional challenges.

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Davis-Standard announced that Norton C. Wheeler, Jr., one of its most accomplished technology innovators and R&D pioneer, passed away at the age of 96 at the end of September 2018. According to the company, he is known as the father of the DSB (Davis-Standard Barrier) feedscrew, authored numerous technical papers, and mentored many Davis- Standard engineers. Wheeler’s career at the company spanned six decades. Even after his retirement in 1989, he remained engaged as a consultant until the age of 90.

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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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