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We are very sad to announce the tragic death of François-Xavier Reverdy, President and owner of PU2U. He suddenly died from a heart attack the night before Wednesday, 13 September 2017.

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Dr. Michael Riedel, 49, has been appointed as the new CEO of FoamPartner. He will assume the position on 1 January 2018 and will join the Conzzeta AG Executive Committee.

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Vince Scattolino, Vice President of Product Development and Innovation at Sinomax, has been elected to the Board of Directors of the Alliance for Flexible Polyurethane Foam (AFPF), the not-for-profit organisation that administers the CertiPUR-US foam certification programme.

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Stephanie Clark has been appointed as new Senior Director, Sales and Advertising at the Society of Plastic Engineers (SPE). Previously she was Director, Sales at NACHA – The Electronic Payments Association in the last three years, where she sold exhibits, sponsorships, advertising, and partnerships along with managing exhibitor services.

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Covestro LLC has announced a number of leadership changes that will become effective from 1 February 2018: Jerry F. MacCleary, currently president and managing director of Covestro LLC and head of the Polyurethanes business unit in North America, will become CEO and chairman of the board of Covestro LLC. In addition, MacCleary, who currently represents Covestro as vice chairman of the board, a member of the Executive Committee and an officer at the American Chemistry Council (ACC), will become chairman of the ACC Executive Committee, effective 1 January 2018.

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Covestro has announced a number of managerial changes in its polyurethanes and coatings, adhesives, specialities segments that have become effective from 1 September 2017: Dr. Markus Steilemann had to relinquish his position as head of the polyurethanes segment.

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Daniele Ferrari, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Versalis (Eni), has been elected as President of PlasticsEurope on 1 June 2017.

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Dr. Markus Steilemann has been appointed as new CEO of Covestro, effective from 1 October 2018. He succeeds Patrick Thomas, who will leave Covestro with his expiring contract on 30 September 2018.

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Lubrizol has announced a number of personnel changes that will become effective from 1 June 2017. Bob Graf, currently corporate vice president of research and development, will take over as corporate vice president of data science and analytics, a new position for Lubrizol. Graf joined Lubrizol in 1985 and has held a variety of technical management roles throughout the company.

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Karl Schoene has been appointed as new Chief Executive Officer of Elevance Renewable Sciences, Inc. He succeeds Tony Parnell, who will transition to Executive Chairman of the board of directors. Both appointments are effective from 1 May 2017.

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