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  • 15 May 2008

Michelman strengthens its global management

Michelman is has made a number of key personnel additions and promotions designed to improve customer service around the globe.

Luc Vanderstappen has been promoted to European business manager, chemical specialties. In his new position, Vanderstappen will be responsible for European new business development for Michelman’s chemical specialties business unit. He most recently held the position of senior account manager at Michelman.

David Williams has been hired as Michelman’s new senior account manager, Europe, and is responsible for servicing all UK flexible packaging and chemical specialties accounts. Additionally, he will be responsible for implementing new sales strategies at OMYA U.K Ltd, Michelman’s official UK distributor. With over 20 years of experience in the chemical industry, Williams will focus on expanding existing business, and developing new opportunities.

Yves De Smet, PhD has been appointed to global marketing manager, fibers & composites for Michelman’s fibers and composites business. His responsibilities will include identifying and analyzing new growth opportunities, including idea generation, screening, business analysis and development; competitive analysis & market intelligence; as well as coordination of global accounts. De Smet’s experience includes key positions with Celanese and ICI, in the fibers & composites and seed coatings businesses.

Linus Yoong has been hired as new business development manager, Asia, and will be based out of Michelman’s Singapore office. Yoong will support the existing Asian sales team, with a focus on new business development and specific market opportunities. Yoong has over 15 years of experience in the chemical industry, with the bulk of his experience in distribution, providing functional additives to the coatings industry.