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Effective 1 July 2016 Klaus Junginger, 51, took over the position as managing director of the Specialist Association Foamed Plastics and Polyurethanes (FSK). He follows in this position Dr. Hans W. Schloz who led the association for over 15 years.

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Terrence Gohl has been appointed as Chief Operating Officer (COO) of the Cockpit and Overheads Systems business of International Automotive Components (IAC).

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Arno Haase-Camper took over as the managing director of the family-run German company Hans-Juergen Keil Anlagenbau GmbH & Co. KG in Bohmte-Hunte­burg, in mid-2015.

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28. February 2017

Personnel changes at BASF

BASF announced a number of personnel changes that will become effective from 1 April 2017: Hartwig Michels, 53, will take over as President, Petrochemicals, in Ludwigshafen, Germany.

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Since 29 September 2016, chemical engineer Karin Naujoks, 51, has been responsible for the management of ISL-Chemie GmbH & Co. KG, a manufacturer of pigment pastes and lacquers with head office in Kürten, Germany.

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07. December 2016

PFA elects 2017 officers

The Polyurethane Foam Association (PFA) has announced the elected officers for 2017. They include:

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Stepan Company announced that F. Quinn Stepan, the Chairman of the company, will retire from this position effective as of 31 December 2016. He has served as Chairman since 1984, and previously served as Chief Executive Officer of the company from November 1984 to December 2005.

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Effective 1 October 2016, Ian Mills becomes new Chief Sales Officer (CSO) at Albis Plastic.

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Jeff Briney, vice president of sales for Innocor Foam Technologies – the B2B Division of Innocor, Inc. which is headquartered in West Long Branch, NJ, USA, has been elected as a director to the board of the Alliance for Flexible Polyurethane Foam (AFPF).

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Fernando Costa of São Paulo, Brazil, will join VersaFlex as Business Manager of its new South America Operation. According to the company, Costa has nearly three decades of experience in the chemical industry and over ten years of experience in the polyurea and related coatings industry. He holds a degree in Chemical Engineering and has worked to formulate and manufacture products in a variety of industries, including paints, coatings, ceramics, and nanotechnology.

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Forrest Zhang has joined Reverdia as new Business Development Manager Asia. Zhang brings commercial experience from his role as Business Development Leader at DuPont. Previously, he also worked at Chemtura, Huntsman, and BASF.

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