Printer Friendly

DIETER AMBROS, FORMER HENKEL EXECUTIVE BEGINNING NEW EAST EUROPE POST, TO BE HONORED BY THE COMMERCIAL DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATION

DIETER AMBROS, FORMER HENKEL EXECUTIVE BEGINNING NEW EAST EUROPE POST,
 TO BE HONORED BY THE COMMERCIAL DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATION
 GULPH MILLS, Pa., Feb. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Dieter H. Ambros, the past chairman of the Henkel Corp. who just started a new assignment at a former East German chemical company, has been named the recipient of the Commercial Development Association's 1992 Honor Award.
 The Honor Award, which will be conferred during a ceremony in Chicago on March 24, recognizes Ambros' contribution in building the U.S. subsidiaries of BASF and Henkel into major factors in the North American chemical industry and in expanding the Henkel Group as a worldwide chemical player.
 On Jan. 1, 1992, upon his retirement as chairman of Henkel Corp. and executive vice president and managing partner of the Henkel Group, Ambros assumed the post of president and chief executive officer of Chemie AG Bitterfeld-Wolfen. The company, located in the industrial region near Leipzig, is one of the former East Germany's largest chemical enterprises.
 Ambros, who was responsible during his Henkel tenure for the group's worldwide chemical products business sector, has pledged to "establish the competitiveness of Chemie AG within the framework of our free- enterprise system" within three years.
 "For us, Dieter Ambros epitomizes the commercial development mentality because of what he's done in the United States and continues to do in his new challenge in Europe," said Abe N. Fenster, the CDA's Honor Award chairman and general manager of Thoro System Products/ICI Americas. "For this reason, he's the first European executive to receive the award and to be recognized by the CDA."
 "Mr. Ambros has had a truly impressive career," said Henry C. Thorne, president of the Commercial Development Association and president of Petrochem International. "He is a dynamic, decisive chemical-industry leader, widely respected for his vision, knowledge and ability to build companies. He clearly demonstrates the qualifications expected of a CDA Honor Award winner."
 Joining the Henkel Group in 1979, Ambros became executive vice president with responsibility for chemical operations worldwide. Six years later, he was also given responsibility for North America as chairman of Henkel Corp., which is based at Gulph Mills.
 During his tenure, Henkel Corp. grew to an enterprise with sales of nearly $1 billion that enhances the Henkel Group's worldwide role in two areas in particular:
 1) The acquisition of Parker and its consolidation with previously acquired Amchem made Henkel the world leader in metal pre-treatment; and
 2) The acquisition of Emery made Henkel Corp. the U.S. leader in oleochemicals and solidified the Henkel Group's oleochemical position worldwide.
 In addition, Ambros' contribution in setting up a joint venture with Ecolab, Inc., linked Henkel with the world leader in the cleaning and sanitizing industry. Prior to retirement from Henkel, he assisted in the recovery of Henkel operations in the former East Germany.
 Ambros, 62, studied chemistry in Heidelberg, Germany, Zurich, Switzerland, and Paris. After receiving his Ph.D. from Freiburg University, in Germany, Ambros engaged in post-doctorate studies at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Mass.
 After joining BASF in 1957, Ambros rose rapidly through the ranks and took on increasingly important assignments. In 1966, for example, he was instrumental in operating and expanding BASF's Freeport, Texas, works, which today remains an important production facility.
 In 1971, Ambros was named president of the newly created BASF Wyandotte Corp., with responsibility for BASF's U.S. chemical business. Through reorganization, strict cost control, and the integration of Wyandotte assets and BASF technology, Ambros built the new company into a highly profitable operation. BASF Wyandotte was a predecessor of BASF Corp., which today markets a diversified chemical product line and has $5 billion in annual sales.
 Ambros will be honored at a banquet March 24, during the CDA's Annual Spring Meeting at the Fairmont Hotel in Chicago.
 The CDA provides members with a forum for the exchange of information on such topics as emerging technologies and markets, new business development, acquisitions and divestitures. Members of the association provide a network for persons engaged in "taking technology to market."
 /delval/
 -0- 2/4/92
 /CONTACT: Bill Kosman of Henkel Corporation, 215-270-8196/ CO: Henkel Corporation ST: Pennsylvania; Illinois IN: CHM SU:


JS-CC -- PH030 -- 3319 02/04/92 14:12 EST
COPYRIGHT 1992 PR Newswire Association LLC
No portion of this article can be reproduced without the express written permission from the copyright holder.
Copyright 1992 Gale, Cengage Learning. All rights reserved.

Article Details
Printer friendly Cite/link Email Feedback
Publication:PR Newswire
Date:Feb 4, 1992
Words:703
Previous Article:KRUG INTERNATIONAL CORP. ANNOUNCES FISCAL 1992 THIRD QUARTER AND NINE-MONTH RESULTS
Next Article:CONRAIL HONORS 25 HAZARDOUS MATERIAL SHIPPERS WITH CHAIRMAN'S TRANSPORTATION QUALITY AWARDS
Topics:


Related Articles
DIETER AMBROS, PAST CHAIRMAN OF HENKEL CORP., HONORED BY THE COMMERCIAL DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATION
Board Appointment - Executive Director.
New Board Governors Bies and Olson sworn in to office. (Announcements).
Loctite Automotive Names Sampieri Market Development Manager.
Dieter Huckestein, Chairman & CEO, Conrad Hotels and President, Hilton Global Alliance Elected 2006 IH&RA President at the IH&RA 42nd Annual Congress...
Henkel to Propose 1:3 Share Split.
Henkel KGaA Annual General Meeting.
FEI Announces 2008 Hall of Fame Inductees.
UMass scientist Ambros wins Lasker Award; Honor called American equivalent of Nobel Prize.
Third annual HOF inductees chosen: Bies, Ruffle.

Terms of use | Copyright © 2016 Farlex, Inc. | Feedback | For webmasters