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Dr. Melanie Maas-Brunner has been appointed as a member of the Board of Executive Directors of BASF SE, effective from 1 February 2021. Maas-Brunner has been with the company since 1997 and has headed BASF’s Nutrition & Health division since 2017. In her new role, she will also take over the position as Chief Technology Officer from Dr. Martin Brudermüller, Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of BASF. She will assume responsibility for the three research divisions Advanced Materials & Systems Research, Bioscience Research, Process Research & Chemical Engineering as well as BASF New Business at that time. Dr. Kurt Bock, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of BASF SE, said: “With Melanie Maas-Brunner, we have appointed a very experienced chemist and strong leader to the Board. During her career at BASF to date, she has successfully set up business areas for the future – with global responsibility as well as in the Asia region.”

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Valentina Faloci and Wolfgang Roth are in charge of directing the product experts within the new sales structure. (Source: Wittmann Battenfeld)

Wittmann Battenfeld has intensified the cooperation between its Sales and Application Engineering departments. To this end, special focal areas of application technology have been defined and appropriate reorganization measures taken. Six fields have been selected to receive special attention over the next two years: medical technology, micro injection molding, packaging technology, elastomer engineering, multi-component injection molding and light-weight design. Wolfgang Roth, Head of Application Engineering will be in charge of directing the product experts jointly with Valentina Faloci, Head of Sales.

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Joost d’Hooghe (Source: Nexeo)

Texas-based distributor Nexeo Plastics has hired Joost d’Hooghe as its new vice president of EMEA. D’Hooghe will be responsible for continued development and expansion of the company’s footprint throughout the region across all existing and prospective vertical markets. D’Hooghe fills the role previously held by Paul Tayler, CEO at Nexeo Plastics.

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F.l.t.r.: Davide Pagliarulo, Tiziano Caprara, Tobias Daniel (Source: KraussMaffei)

Tiziano Caprara has taken the position of Managing Director at KraussMaffei Italia. Caprara succeeds Andrea Bottelli, who headed the Italian subsidiary initially for the Netstal brand (now KraussMaffei High Performance) and since 2013 also for the KraussMaffei brand, successfully developing the Injection Molding machinery business in Italy.

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Dr. Christian Przybyla (Source: Altana)

Dr. Christian Przybyla will become Chairman of the Management Board of Eckart GmbH, based in Hartenstein near Nuremberg, Germany, on 1 March 2021, and will thus also take over the global management of Eckart, one of the four divisions of the speciality chemicals group Altana. He will succeed Dr. Wolfgang Schütt, who is leaving the company at his own request on 28 February 2021. In his new capacity, Przybyla, the current Chief Technology Officer of the Elantas division, will also become a member of Altana AG’s Executive Management Team.

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Alphagary has appointed Andy Claytor as Global Business Manager TPE. Andy Claytor will bring over 20 plus years of business development and executive sales experience to the fulcrum of Alphagary’s TPE operation. He comes to Alphagary from a seven-year spell as Vice President, Business Development, North Region with Hexpol Compounding. He also acted as Regional Sales Director for the organization. Prior to his last role, Andy was Director, Key Accounts & OEM Development for Teknor Apex, from 2001 to 2012.

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The Board of Hexpol AB has appointed Georg Brunstam President and CEO for Hexpol AB effective 20 November 2020. The company said in a statement issued on 23 October 2020, that Brunstam is currently Chairman of the Board for Hexpol AB, and this assignment will end when he assumes his new role. Brunstam has previously been President and CEO for Hexpol AB 2007-2017.

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Smithers, a leading provider of testing, consulting, information, and compliance services, appointed Dr. Natalie Jordan as Director of Materials Testing Operations. Natalie Jordan will be responsible for guiding and developing Smithers’ Materials Testing services to support the needs of clients across a range of industries including transportation, energy and industrial components.

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Dr. Johannes Kilian is the new Head of Process Technologies at Engel. (Source: Engel)

Dr. Johannes Kilian is the new Head of Process Technologies at Engel Austria. Following the retirement of Prof. Dr. Georg Steinbichler, Engel has reorganised its development department and is now focusing even more strongly on process technology. Products and solutions for increasing process capability, such as the smart assistance systems of the iQ product family, but also innovative services, have been bundled in the Process Technologies department under the responsibility of Johannes Kilian.

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