There will be a change in management at three of the 13 business units of specialty chemicals company LANXESS:
- Dr. Hans-Georg Schmitt, Head of the Basic Chemicals business unit (BAC), will retire as of January 1, 2011. He has been in charge of Basic Chemicals since the formation of LANXESS.
- Dr. Hubert Fink (48), currently Head of the Semi-Crystalline Products business unit (SCP), will succeed Schmitt at the turn of the year.
- The successor to Dr. Fink as Head of the SCP business unit is Dr. Michael Zobel, MBA. He will assume his new role as of October 15, 2010. The 41-year-old is currently responsible for the LANXESS Ion Exchange Resins business unit (ION).
- Dr. Zobel’s position as Head of ION will be taken over by Jean-Marc Vesselle (46) at the same time. He is currently responsible for the global product management and strategic development of the business unit.