Borealis: New Vice President for Innovation and Technology
Borealis announces the appointment of Alfred Stern (43) as Vice President (VP) for Innovation and Technology, effective June 1, 2008. He will be succeeding Wim Roels, who assumes leadership of the company’s Molding business, and be based at the company’s Innovation Headquarters in Linz, Austria.
Stern comes to Borealis from E.I. Du Pont de Nemours where he held several leadership positions in the areas of research and development, sales and marketing, and quality and business management in Switzerland, Germany and the United States. In his last assignment, he was Global Business Manager of the Engineering Polymers Business Unit in the United States.
Stern holds a PhD in material science and a master’s degree in polymer engineering and science, both from the University of Leoben in Austria. He has been awarded, among others, the DuPont Award for a new product patent and a Prize of Honor from the Austrian Ministry of Science and Research.
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