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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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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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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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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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