Clariant appoints Dr. Hariolf Kottmann new Chief Executive Officer.MUTTENZ, Switzerland -- The Board of Directors of Clariant International Ltd (SWX SWX Swiss Exchange (trademark of SWX Swiss Exchange)
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Dr. Juerg Witmer, Chairman of the Board of Clariant commented: "Jan Secher has laid the foundation for the new direction of the group. The Board of Directors expresses its thanks and recognition for the major achievements in the restructuring of Clariant under his leadership."
Juerg Witmer further stated: "Dr. Hariolf Kottmann has broad leadership experience in the specialty chemicals A Specialty chemical is a chemical produced for a specialized use. They are produced in lower volume than bulk chemicals, of which petrochemicals, made from oil feedstocks, are the most common. However, both are produced in a chemical plant. industry and an outstanding track record in successfully improving the performance of existing businesses as well as building up new business opportunities. Our objective is to substantially improve the performance of the Clariant group and to leverage Clariant's potential on the basis of a cohesive business portfolio, a global resource base as well as a professional team of business leaders. The Board of Directors is convinced that this will lead to a sustainable enhancement of the value of Clariant."
Hariolf Kottmann, 53, German national, earned his PhD in organic chemistry at the University of Stuttgart The University of Stuttgart (German Universität Stuttgart) is a university located in Stuttgart, Germany. It was founded in 1829 and is organized in 10 faculties. in 1984. In 1985 he started his career at the Corporate R&D Center of former Hoechst AG Hoechst AG was a German life-sciences company that became Aventis after its merger with Rhône-Poulenc S.A. in 1999. It has been called "The pharmacy of the world" due to its important role in the world's drug market. in Frankfurt. In the course of the following years he assumed increasing responsibilities in various chemical divisions of the company, functions such as research and development, production and technologies, controlling as well as in the Central Staff Department of the Hoechst board of management. In 1996 he was appointed deputy to the division head of the Basic Chemicals division at Hoechst AG and took responsibility for the business unit Inorganic Chemicals. In 1998 he moved to Summit, New Jersey (USA) as a member of the Executive Committee and head of the organic chemicals business of Celanese Ltd, a spin-off of Hoechst. In April 2001 Dr. Kottmann was appointed member of the Executive Committee of SGL Carbon SGL Carbon (FWB: SGCG) is one of the world's leading manufacturers of products from carbon. The company portfolio ranges from carbon and graphite materials to carbon fibers and composites. AG in Wiesbaden. In this function he is responsible for the Advanced Materials Advanced Materials is a leading peer-reviewed materials science journal published every two weeks. Advanced Materials includes Communications, Reviews, and Feature Articles from the cutting edge of materials science, including topics in chemistry, physics, division and the regions Eastern Europe Eastern Europe
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