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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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Ana Carolina Haracemiv has been appointed as new head of the Europe, Middle East, Africa and India (EMEAI) region at Dow Polyurethanes in Horgen, Switzerland, effective from 1 January 2019. She succeeds Jon Penrice, who has been named President of Dow Asia Pacific at the same time.

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The speciality silicone manufacturer Siltech Corporation based in Toronto, ON, Canada, has announced the addition of four Sales Managers to its international and US sales team.

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Damian Lardieri has been appointed as new National Account Manager at Polyurethane Machinery Corporation (PMC). Lardieri brings nearly two decades of sales, account management and marketing experience to his new position.

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

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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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