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Covestro LLC has announced a number of leadership changes that will become effective from 1 February 2018: Jerry F. MacCleary, currently president and managing director of Covestro LLC and head of the Polyurethanes business unit in North America, will become chief executive officer and chairman of the board of the company.

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Md Sazzadul Hassan has been appointed chairman and managing director of BASF Bangladesh, a subsidiary of Germany-based multinational chemical company BASF.

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Peter R. Huntsman, President and Chief Executive Officer, has been elected Chairman of the Board of Directors of Huntsman, an additional role he will assume as of 1 January 2018. The company’s founder, Jon M. Huntsman, will be stepping down as Executive Chairman on 31 December 2017 and the role of Executive Chairman will be eliminated. After serving as Executive Chairman of the company he founded 48 years ago, Jon M. Huntsman will continue to serve on the Board of Directors as a Director and Chairman Emeritus.

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Vince Scattolino, Vice President of Product Development and Innovation at Sinomax, has been elected to the Board of Directors of the Alliance for Flexible Polyurethane Foam (AFPF), the not-for-profit organisation that administers the CertiPUR-US foam certification programme.

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Dr. Michael Riedel, 49, has been appointed as the new CEO of FoamPartner. He will assume the position on 1 January 2018 and will join the Conzzeta AG Executive Committee.

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Dr. Michael Riedel, 49, has been appointed as the new CEO of FoamPartner. He will assume the position on 1 January 2018 and will join the Conzzeta AG Executive Committee.

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Vince Scattolino, Vice President of Product Development and Innovation at Sinomax, has been elected to the Board of Directors of the Alliance for Flexible Polyurethane Foam (AFPF), the not-for-profit organisation that administers the CertiPUR-US foam certification programme.

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03. December 2017

Alvarez new COO at Amyris

Eduardo Alvarez has joined the industrial bioscience company Amyris as new Chief Operating Officer (COO), subject to approval by the company’s board of directors. Alvarez has over 30 years of global, multi-functional, operations experience.

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On 25 October 2017, Ina ­Jiang has been named as Vice President of Marketing and Dr. Ulrich Girrbach as Vice President of Fibres and Textiles at FRX Polymers Inc., a developer and producer of inherently flame retardant plastics and oligomers.

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Stephanie Clark has been appointed as new Senior Director, Sales and Advertising at the Society of Plastic Engineers (SPE). Previously she was Director, Sales at NACHA – The Electronic Payments Association in the last three years, where she sold exhibits, sponsorships, advertising, and partnerships along with managing exhibitor services.

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01. December 2017

Honour for Vennemann

Prof. Dr. Norbert Vennemann from the Osnabrück University of Applied Sciences, Germany, was given a special honour.

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