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Michael Lüthi, a member of the founding family, has become Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Sanitized AG company group on 1 August 2021. He has taken over the position from Urs Stalder, who joined the administrative board after working for the company for over 30 years.

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Dr. Frieder Vielsack (Source: Gummiwerk Kraiburg)

At Gummiwerk Kraiburg, Dr. Frieder Vielsack has taken over as head of the Research and Development department effective September 1, 2021. In his new position, he is responsible for leading the department with a focus on further expanding Gummiwerk Kraiburg's strength in developing customer-specific material solutions and innovative products for new fields of application.

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The Rubber Division, ACS annually honors outstanding elastomer experts with the prestigious Science & Technology Awards. (Source: ACS Rubber Division)

Rubber Division, ACS annually honors outstanding elastomer experts with the prestigious Science & Technology Awards. Among these awards is the Chemistry of Thermoplastic Elastomers Award.

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Peter Wilkes (left) and Sergej Lazovic (right) (Source: Biesterfeld)

Sergej Lazovic has been appointed as Managing Director of Biesterfeld Spezialchemie GmbH alongside Peter Wilkes with effect from 1 October 2021. Together, the two Managing Directors will be responsible for the ongoing strategic development of the Biesterfeld subsidiary's global business.

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Emilio López (Source: Engel)

Emilio López has been appointed as the new Managing Director of Engel de Mexico SA de CV. He succeeds Peter Auinger, who retired on 1 September 2021.

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Thad Ewald has been hired as vice president, Strategy and Business Development, of Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company reporting to Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer Darren Wells, effective 23 August 2021.

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During its members meeting of 2 June 2021, the Pultrusion Technology Association (EPTA) elected a new board. All EPTA board members who stood for re-election have been confirmed again.

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Mathias Miedreich has been appointed by Umicore’s Supervisory Board to succeed Marc Grynberg as CEO of the group in the fourth quarter of 2021. Marc Grynberg and Mathias Miedreich will work together to ensure an optimal onboarding and a smooth transition of leadership.

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Black Bear has appointed Victor Vreeken as CEO, who started effective 13 August 2021 as successor to Silvio Ghyoot who decided to leave Black Bear to pursue opportunities outside the company.

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Hans-Jörg Feigel takes over responsibility for Continental’s central function Strategy and Future Solutions (AMS), effective 1 September 2021. In his role, Feigel also becomes a member of the Management Board of AMS. Feigel, who holds a doctorate in mechanical engineering, succeeds Ralph Lauxmann, who took over the overall management lead for a customer project within Continental on 1 August 2021.

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On 25 August 2021, LyondellBasell announced that Chief Executive Officer Bhavesh V. (Bob) Patel intends to retire from the company as of 31 December 2021. Patel will continue to lead the company until that time and will ensure a smooth and orderly transition for his successor. Upon his departure, he will also resign from the company's Board of Directors. The Board of Directors has established a sub-committee that will oversee the search for a new CEO and will consider both internal and external candidates.

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