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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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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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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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After 28 years of successful work, the Co-CEO of the HF Mixing Group Prof. Dr. Andreas Limper is largely retiring from his active career. The company said that the technical progress of mixing processes in the rubber processing industry is closely linked to his work. He shaped many ideas and the resulting developments. Now, after 28 years of successful work at the HF Mixing Group and ThyssenKrupp Elastomertechnik, the Co-CEO of the HF Mixing Group is largely retiring from his active career.

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Carbon black supplier Orion Engineered Carbons S.A. has announced the following changes in its executive management team:

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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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Continental’s executive board member Nikolai Setzer, 47, has switched to the company’s Automotive Group on 1 April 2019. Hi successor as head of the Tire division and Corporate Purchasing is Christian Kötz, 48, who before headed the Commercial Vehicle Tires business unit.

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The International Rubber Study Group (IRSG) has announced the election of Enrico Lucchese as Chairperson of the Group’s Industry Advisory Panel (IAP) for the period 2019-2021. Kenji Kurata has been elected Vice Chairperson. The IAP is formed by 30 industry representatives.

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Gelest has appointed Jim Whitlock to the newly created position of Chief Operations Officer. He has over 30 years of experience in the silicone business, including roles as senior vice president and corporate vice president with Dow Corning in its Core Products Business and Global Manufacturing and Engineering Operations. Whitlock joins Gelest from Honeywell, where he served as vice president of Integrated Supply Chain for their Performance Materials & Technology business Group.

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