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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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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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With effect from 1 May 2019, Donald Chen succeeds Jorge Nogueira as CEO of synthetic rubber producer Arlanxeo. Nogueira is retiring after a career spanning nearly 40 years in the chemical and pharmaceutical industry.

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Professor Christian Hopmann, institute director of the IKV Institute for Plastics Processing in Industry and Craft at RWTH Aachen University, has been honoured as the newest "Fellows of SPE" at Antec 2019, the largest international technology conference. He was nominated by SPE’s Injection Moulding Division (IMD) and received the prestigious award by Dr. Brian Grady, president of the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) on 17 March 2019 at Renaissance Center in Detroit, Michigan, USA.

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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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