DSM: New Appointments
Jim Reitz, previously business director for DSM Somos, Elgin, IL, USA, has been named business director UVention for DSM Desotech, Elgin, IL, USA,. In 2007 DSM Desotech formalized its innovation effort with the launch of the UVention group, dedicated to the formulation of specialty UV/EB curable coating solutions. Reitz assumes direction of strategic and administrative business activity for this group, including two new businesses within the UVention portfolio.
Michelle Brand succeeds Reitz as business director DSM Somos. Assuming direction of strategic and administrative business activity for DSM Somos, Brand oversees all aspects of sales, marketing, research and development, product development and technical service. Prior to her appointment, she held the position of global key account manager for Ticona. She holds an MBA from Northern Illinois University’s College of Business.
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