Arlanxeo appoints current head tire business as new CEO

Arlanxeo appoints current head of tire business as new CEO

11:19 AM, 11th September 2017
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MAASTRICHT, NETHERLANDS: Arlanxeo has appointed Jorge Nogueira as its new chief executive officer (CEO), with effect from September 9, 2017. He succeeds Jan Paul de Vries, who is leaving the company to seek a new professional challenge.

Jorge Nogueira career began in Brazil with Dow Chemical. After holding various managerial positions at the French chemical company Rhone-Poulenc in Brazil, China, the US and France, he became CEO of the Brazilian company Petroflex SA in 2007. After Petroflex was acquired by Lanxess, Nogueira served in various leadership positions with the speciality chemicals company beginning in 2008. He has been in charge of the tire & speciality rubbers business unit since January 2015.

Until now, Nogueira has headed up the tire & speciality rubbers (TSR) business unit of Arlanxeo. He has served as a member of the executive board since the company was founded in April 2016

A joint venture between the Lanxess and Saudi Aramco, Arlanxeo is one of the world’s leading suppliers of synthetic rubber.

In addition, the company announced the joining of Christian Widdershoven to a four-member executive board of Arlanxeo on behalf of Lanxess. He is currently managing director of Arlanxeo Netherlands BV and head of the Keltan EPDM business.

“In Jorge Nogueira, a recognized industry and market expert is taking over as CEO. He will drive the company forward in a persisting difficult market environment,” said Matthias Zachert, chairman of the shareholders’ committee of Arlanxeo.

“Jan Paul de Vries outstandingly positioned Arlanxeo in its establishment phase and was instrumental in ensuring that it has become one of the strongest players in the rubber sector. I wish him all the best for the future, both professionally and personally,” added Zachert.

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