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With great sadness, the International Institute of Synthetic Rubber Producers (IISRP) has announced that James McGraw, former Managing Director and CEO of the IISRP, passed away on 8 June 2020 in Houston, Texas.

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Borealis has appointed Erik van Praet as Vice President Innovation & Technology effective 1 April 2020. Erik van Praet succeeds Maurits van Tol, who decided to pursue his career outside of Borealis in October 2019.

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Dr. Tammo Boinowitz (53) will become managing director of BYK-Chemie GmbH based in Wesel as of 1 January 2021. After a two-month training and transitional phase, he will also become the President of BYK, the largest division of the specialty chemicals group Altana. He succeeds Dr. Christoph Schlünken, who has headed the division on an interim basis since October of last year in parallel with his responsibilities on Altana’s Management Board.

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Since 1 March 2020, Hendrik Fleßner has taken over the global sales and marketing management role for the Velvetol business at the WeylChem Group. This was announced by the company in a press release issued on 11 May 2020.

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PlasticsEurope Deutschland e. V. mourns the passing of CEO Dr. Rüdiger Baunemann who died suddenly and unexpectedly on 17 April 2020. (Source: Plastics Europe)

Dr. Rüdiger Baunemann died suddenly and unexpectedly in his home town Leun, on Friday, 17 April 2020 at the age of 58. With his death, the plastics industry loses a leading figure with great creative power, an innovator and pioneer who was committed to ensuring that the plastics industry was given the appropriate importance at both national and European level.

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Dr. Matthias Gutweiler, President of Kuraray Europe GmbH, has been appointed with immediate effect to the Board of Directors of Kuraray Co., Ltd., which has its head office in Tokyo, Japan. This was announced by the company on 26 March 2020. Gutweiler is the first person from outside Japan to be appointed to the twelve-member Board of Directors, which is headed by Masaaki Ito, President of the Kuraray Group.

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The Plastics Industry Association (Plastics) announced three new executive appointments: Glenn Anderson, vice president, industry relations and member engagement as of 6 April 2020, Matt Seaholm, vice president of government affairs, and Brendan Thomas, vice president of advocacy and voice. Both Seaholm's and Thomas' roles took effect on 15 April 2020.

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The South Korean company Songwon Industrial Co., Ltd. has announced changes to its leadership structure. The Executive Committee will now include six members instead of eight.

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Dr. Frank Stieler resigned from his office as CEO of KraussMaffei Group GmbH on 31 March 2020 and Dr. Michael Ruf, former COO of the company, has taken over the position effective from 1 April 2020. The COO position will not be taken again, announced the company.

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The Turkish Plastics Industry Foundation (PAGEV) held its 30th ordinary general assembly where its President, Vice-President and three new members of the Board of Directors were elected. The incumbent president Yavuz Eroğlu was re-elected unanimously as the only candidate.

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