New Head for Lanxess Advanced Industrial Intermediates
Effective May 1, 2016, Dirk Van Meirvenne will take charge of the Advanced Industrial Intermediates business unit at specialty chemicals company Lanxess AG, Cologne, Germany.
His predecessor Hubert Fink was appointed to the Board of Management of Lanxess on October 1, 2015 and has since been acting head of the business unit. Holder of a PhD in chemistry, Van Meirvenne (52) started his career at Bayer Antwerpen NV. Following an assignment in Thailand, he worked for Bayer Polymers in Krefeld and later for Bayer MaterialScience in Leverkusen, Germany. His most recent position with the Bayer Group, which he took up in May 2010, was Global Head and Managing Director of Bayer Technology Services GmbH.
The Advanced Industrial Intermediates business unit is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of high-quality industrial chemicals. Aromatic compounds play a prominent role in the product range. Production centers on the aromatics network, an integrated cluster of interconnected production facilities that is the largest of its kind in the world. The business unit forms part of Lanxess’ Advanced Intermediates segment, which recorded sales of EUR 1.6 billion in fiscal 2014 and has a current headcount of around 2,000.
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