There will be a change in management at three of the 13 business units of specialty chemicals company Lanxess. Dr. Hans-Georg Schmitt, Head of the Basic Chemicals business unit (BAC), will retire as of January 1, 2011. Schmitt has been in charge of Basic Chemicals since the formation of Lanxess.
Dr. Hubert Fink (48), currently Head of the Semi-Crystalline Products business unit (SCP), will succeed Schmitt at the Basic Chemicals business unit at the turn of the year.
The successor to Dr. Fink as Head of the SCP business unit is Dr. Michael Zobel, MBA. He will assume his new role as of October 15, 2010. The 41-year-old is currently responsible for the Lanxess Ion Exchange Resins business unit (ION). Dr. Zobel’s position as Head of ION will be taken over by Jean-Marc Vesselle (46) at the same time. Mr. Vesselle is currently responsible for the global product management and strategic development of the business unit.