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Irina Zschaler has taken over responsibility as Chairman of the Board of the Georg Nordmann Holding AG (GNH). Since January 2019, she has been managing the GNH and its affiliated companies, Nordmann, Rassmann GmbH and Rowa Group Holding GmbH, in an operative matrix structure together with her colleague on the board, Marco Bröning. Whereas Marco Bröning is in charge of the Finance and Controlling portfolios, Irina Zschaler continues to be responsible for the Sales and Marketing portfolios.

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Effective from 1 April 2019, Dr. Michael J. Ruf will take up the position of Chief Operating Officer (COO) of the KraussMaffei Group. The COO is a newly created role within the Executive Committee, strengthening the company’s management team. The Executive Committee currently consists of CEO Frank Stieler, CFO Harald Nippel and the heads of the four business segments Injection Molding Machinery (IMM), Extrusion Technology (EXT), Reaction Process Machinery (RPM), and Digital Service Solutions (DSS).

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Natalia Scherbakoff has been appointed as Director of Technology & Innovation, Performance Plastics, at Trinseo. In this newly created position, she will have global responsibility and oversee a technology portfolio of rigid, soft-touch, and bio-based plastics.

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As of 1 October 2018, the Global Executive Board of VMI Group has been extended to four with the appointment of Mike Norman as Chief Commercial Officer (CCO). In his role as CCO, Norman will be responsible for all commercial activities of VMI worldwide.

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Jean-Dominique Senard, Chief Executive Officer of the Michelin Group, has agreed to become Chairman of the Board of Directors of Renault, effective from 24 January 2019. Senard will continue to serve as CEO of the Michelin Group until his term expires in May 2019.

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Magnus Berglund has been promoted to Senior Vice President VP Strategy, M&A and member of Group Management as of 1 February 2019. The company said that the change is a further step in its focus on acquisitions and to enhance strategic growth in attractive segments.

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Frank A. Bozich has been appointed as new President and CEO of Trinseo, effective from 4 March 2019. He will succeed Christopher D. Pappas, who recently announced his plans to retire following his tenure as President and CEO of Trinseo since 2010. Pappas will transition to the role of Special Adviser to the CEO in support of a smooth transition.

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The speciality silicone manufacturer Siltech Corporation based in Toronto, ON, Canada, has announced the addition of four Sales Managers to its international and US sales team.

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Borealis has announced the appointment of Lucrèce Foufopoulos-De Ridder to the Borealis Executive Board as Executive Vice President Polyolefins and Innovation & Technology, effective from 1 January 2019. In this capacity, she succeeds Alfred Stern, who previously held this position and was appointed Borealis CEO in July 2018.

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Dieter Thewes has been appointed as new Chief Operating Officer (COO) at KraussMaffei Berstorff. In this capacity, Thewes is in charge of controlling and organising all business operations at the Hanover and Munich sites of the KraussMaffei Berstorff brand. Being a member of the management, Thewes reports directly to the KraussMaffei Chief Executive Officer Matthias Sieverding.

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13. December 2018

Bill Carteaux passed away

Bill Carteaux, President and CEO of Plastics Industry Association, has passed away on 10 December 2018, due to complications from acute myeloid leukemia (AML).

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