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Irina Zschaler has taken over responsibility as Chairman of the Board of the Georg Nordmann Holding AG (GNH). Since January 2019, she has been managing the GNH and its affiliated companies, Nordmann, Rassmann GmbH and Rowa Group Holding GmbH, in an operative matrix structure together with her colleague on the board, Marco Bröning. Whereas Marco Bröning is in charge of the Finance and Controlling portfolios, Irina Zschaler continues to be responsible for the Sales and Marketing portfolios.

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Effective from 1 March 2019, Eric Reitano has been appointed as new Business Manager for the Central & South American region for Evonik’s polyurethanes business, Comfort & Insulation.

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Effective from 1 April 2019, Dr. Michael J. Ruf will take up the position of Chief Operating Officer (COO) of the KraussMaffei Group. The COO is a newly created role within the Executive Committee, strengthening the company’s management team. The Executive Committee currently consists of CEO Frank Stieler, CFO Harald Nippel and the heads of the four business segments Injection Molding Machinery (IMM), Extrusion Technology (EXT), Reaction Process Machinery (RPM), and Digital Service Solutions (DSS).

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Doug Kramer has been named Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Icynene-Lapolla. He will also retain the title of President. Kramer succeeds former CEO Mark Sarvary, who has become Executive Chairman of Icynene-Lapolla. These changes were announced on 8 January 2019 and are effective immediately.

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Lonza has announced the retirement of Fridtjof Helemann, who will leave the company on 31 March 2019, upon reaching retirement age.

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Bernadine (Bernie) Dipietrantonio and Todd Schinsky have joined Foam Supplies, Inc. (FSI) at its corporate office in St. Louis, MO, USA. Dipietrantonio was named Business Development Manager, and Schinsky will serve as Director of Creative Services.

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Ilham Kadri has been appointed as Chairman of the Executive Committee, member of the Board of Directors and CEO of the Solvay Group, with effect from 1 March 2019. On that date, Kadri will officially succeed Jean-Pierre Clamadieu, who will then relinquish his executive duties and his mandate as director of Solvay.

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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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