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Javier Constante, Commercial Vice President, Packaging and Specialty Plastics Business EMEA of Dow Europe, was nominated as new president of PlasticsEurope. He succeeds Daniele Ferrari, CEO of Versalis (Eni), who held this office since 2017 and was elected President of Cefic (the European Chemical Industry Council) at the end of October 2018.

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DowDuPont has announced the members of the Boards of Directors of the three future independent companies: Dow, DuPont, and Corteva Agriscience. DowDuPont said it remains on track to separate the Materials Science division (Dow) by 1 April 2019, and the Agriculture (Corteva Agriscience) and Specialty Products (DuPont) divisions by 1 June 2019. The current composition of each board of directors is as follows:

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Thorsten Kröller, currently Head of the Business Line Plastics Additives at the Byk Division, was appointed as new president of Altana’s Actega division, effective from 1 March 2019. He succeeds Dr. Roland Peter, who will retire after over 20 years at Altana. At the same time, Kröller will join Altana’s Executive Management Team.

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26. September 2018

Personnel changes at BASF

Fried-Walter Münstermann, President, Procurement, BASF SE, Ludwigshafen, Germany, will assume responsibility for the “Task Force Process Simplification” effective from 1 January 2019. He will be succeeded by Stefano Pigozzi, President, Monomers, BASF SE, Ludwigshafen.

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Sachin Sakhalkar (Source: Teknor Apex)

Sachin Sakhalkar has been promoted to the position of Vice President in charge of the global TPE business at Teknor Apex. Sakhalkar joined the company in 2005 as a new business development manager for the TPE division. In 2011 he was promoted to the position of director of strategic marketing and new business development, and in 2015 he became business manager for the TPE business in the Americas. Before coming to Teknor Apex, he spent seven years with Basell Polyolefins (now LyondellBasell Industries) as manager of strategic marketing and innovation.

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On 22 June 2018, Covestro announced that its Chief Sustainability Officer Richard Northcote passed away unexpectedly at the age of 58. Northcote was a highly regarded leader and visionary in the world of sustainable development, said the company.

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The Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) has presented its annual awards for outstanding contributions to the plastics industry to three individuals during Antec 2018 at the NPE2018. The International Award was presented to Philip David Coates, professor at the University of Bradford, West Yorkshire, UK, and director of the Polymer Interdisciplinary Research Center (IRC), to honour his lifetime achievement. 

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John Sawaya has been appointed as the new President and CEO of Arlanxeo USA LLC and Board Member of Arlanxeo USA Holdings LLC, effective from 1 February 2018. He is also Chairman of the Board of Directors of Arlanxeo Canada Inc. Sawaya succeeds Antonis Papadourakis, who has served as President and CEO for both Lanxess Corporation and Arlanxeo USA, since the Arlanxeo joint venture was established in April 2016. Papadourakis will continue to work in this position for Lanxess.

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As already announced in May 2017, Dr. Markus Steilemann, currently Chief Commercial Officer (CCO), will become the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Covestro. He succeeds Patrick Thomas, who will retire prematurely on 31 May 2018 by mutual agreement.

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Michael A. Garratt has been appointed as President of Specialty Engineered Materials at PolyOne on an interim basis. He succeeds Craig M. Nikrant, who has left the company. With more than 27 years of experience in the speciality polymer sector, Garratt joined PolyOne in 2013 as president of Performance Products & Solutions, where he served until his appointment to Chief Commercial Officer in 2016.

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