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Covestro LLC announced that Jerry MacCleary will retire from his current position as CEO and chairman of the board, effective 31 December 2019. His retirement caps a 40-year journey at Covestro. He joined the company in November 1979 as an accountant. Since then, he has led a diverse career, spanning roles in sales, marketing, general management and strategic leadership. In 2004, MacCleary was named head of the North American Polyurethanes business – a responsibility he maintained even after taking the helm at Covestro LLC in 2012. MacCleary was named to his current position as CEO and chairman in 2018.

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Philippe Knaub, senior vice president and chief technology officer of the Media, Pennsylvania-based foam supplier FXI, has joined the board of directors of the Alliance for Flexible Polyurethane Foam (AFPF), the not-for-profit group that administers the CertiPUR-US foam certification programme.

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Ingeborg Gross, the owner of the Schill+Seilacher/Struktol Group, died on 17 June 2019 following a short illness. According to the company, Ingeborg Gross was an icon at the helm of the group for many years.

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Christopher L. Jahn has been selected to become the next president and CEO of the American Chemistry Council (ACC), effective late October 2019. Jahn currently serves as president and CEO of The Fertilizer Institute (TFI) and will succeed Cal Dooley, who has led ACC since 2008. Dooley announced his retirement in April 2018.

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BASF has announced the following changes in its management team: Raimar Jahn, President, Performance Materials, BASF Belgium Coordination Center Comm. V., Waterloo, will retire effective 31 August 2019.

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International Automotive Components (IAC) Group has announced changes to its executive leadership team. The appointments are comprised of the following individuals:

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Amyris, Inc. announced the appointment of Kathleen Valiasek, formerly Chief Financial Officer, to Chief Business Officer effective immediately. Valiasek will assume a dedicated role of furthering the company's strategy of collaborating with large, well-funded partners to grow the company's business. Simultaneously, she will continue to oversee the company's financing and investor relations activities.

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Songwon has announced some recent leadership changes. Elena Scaltritti assumes the position as Division Leader of Industrial Chemicals which includes the Polymer Stabilizers and Fuel and Lubes businesses. She has also been appointed a member of the Executive Committee.

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Dr. Christof Boensch has taken over the top management position at Frimo Group, a leading supplier of plastics processing production systems, in January 2019. In October 2018, Michael Stotz stepped into the role of CFO.

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The Supervisory Board of Lanxess AG has appointed Anno Borkowsky to the Board of Management of the specialty chemicals company. At the same time, the structure of the Specialty Additives segment will change as of 1 June 2019 and will then comprise three business units instead of two.

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King’s School Macclesfield, guided by Opus, have won the prestigious UK Engineering Development Trust’s National Award for Innovation with a new development for cell structure control for flexible slabstock foam.

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