AkzoNobel names Chemours exec as specialty chemicals head
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AkzoNobel names Chemours exec as specialty chemicals head

9:42 AM, 9th September 2016
AkzoNobel names Chemours exec as specialty chemicals head
Flags fly outside the headquarters of AkzoNobel NV in Amsterdam. (File Photo © Bloomberg)

AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS: AkzoNobel NV has named Thierry F J Vanlancker as the future executive committee member responsible for specialty chemicals, effective 1 February, 2017. He will succeed Werner Fuhrmann, who has decided to retire, after 37 years of service.

A Belgian national - Vanlancker, was most recently president - fluoroproducts for Chemours, the spin-off company of DuPont’s chemical businesses formed in 2015. He joined DuPont in 1988 and has held a number of senior positions both in Europe and US.

“We are delighted to have such an experienced chemical industry professional as Thierry join AkzoNobel. We look forward to him building on the fantastic momentum Werner has achieved, taking the Specialty Chemicals business to new levels,” said Ton Buchner, CEO, AkzoNobel.

“I am looking forward to helping the company and the specialty chemicals business achieve its vision of delivering leading performance and profitable growth,” said Vanlancker.

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