DSM names ex-Valspar SVP as engineering plastics group director

DSM names ex-Valspar SVP as engineering plastics group director

12:59 PM, 2nd July 2015
DSM names ex-Valspar SVP as engineering plastics group director

HEERLEN, THE NETHERLANDS: Royal DSM said that Roeland Polet, from Valspar Company has been named DSM engineering plastics business group director, succeeding Roelof Westerbeek.

The handover between Westerbeek and Polet will commence on 3 July. After the handover is complete during the third quarter of 2015, Westerbeek will be engaged in various to be defined projects in DSM until 1 July 2016, when he will leave DSM. He remains based in Singapore.

Most recently Polet was senior vice president, global industrial and corporate development at Valspar Company, based in Minneapolis, US and Shanghai, China.

A dual citizen of the US and the Netherlands, Polet, in his years at Valspar, has led the global industrial coatings division and has been a member of the company’s operating committee.

Polet’s earlier experience has been as general manager in Ticona/Celanese, as well as 10 years of previous experience in DSM engineering plastics in the areas of R&D and marketing.

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