MOSCOW (MRC) -- Styrolution, the global leader in styrenics, is making three appointments to its management board, including two new regional presidents and a newly created position - president of operations, said the producer on its site.
Hyung Tae (HT) Chang, who currently serves as President, Asia Pacific will retire in July 2015 following over 41 years of service to the chemical industry.
Steve Harrington, currently President, Global Styrene Monomer, will assume an additional role as President, Asia Pacific, effective April 1, 2015. During Mr. Harrington's 25-year career, he has held various commercial roles at INEOS, and previously worked for ICI and Unilever. He holds a degree in chemistry from Hull University in England and currently serves as chairman of the Styrene Information and Research Center.
Rob Buntinx will join Styrolution's management board as President, Europe, Middle East and Africa, effective March 1, 2015. He will replace Kevin McQuade, who took over the reigns as Styrolution's Chief Executive Officer last month. Mr. Buntinx currently serves as Senior Vice President of Styrolution's organizational unit, Global Focus Industries and R&D, and will retain this responsibility in his new role. Over the course of his 25-year career, Mr. Buntinx has held management positions at Styrolution, BASF and DSM. Mr. Buntinx received a degree in chemical engineering from Hogeschool Zuyd in the Netherlands.
Pierre Minguet will fill a newly created position on Styrolution's management board as President of Operations, effective March 1, 2015. This new role will further drive Styrolution's manufacturing and technology excellence programs globally. Mr. Minguet currently serves as Senior Vice President, EMEA Manufacturing. Throughout his 20-year career, he has held management positions at Styrolution, Ineos, BP and Amoco. Mr. Minguet holds a master's degree in chemical engineering from Faculte Polytechnique de Mons in Belgium.
As MRC reported previously, in May 2014, Styrolution inaugurated a new line for the high performance styrenic specialty product Absolan at its Katol site located in Gujarat, India. The new 40,000 mt line intends to meet the growing demand for Absolan across key growth industries in India, such as household, electronics, automotive. Absolan customers will benefit from improved local service and greater security of supply.
The Styrolution Group GmbH is a global provider of styrenics , headquartered in Frankfurt am Main. The company is a joint venture between BASF (50%) and INEOS (50%), were merged into the main styrene operations of the two partners. Its main focus is on the production of monomer, polystyrene, styrenic specialties, and ABS. The company offers styrene plastics for a variety of everyday products from different industries, such as automotive, electronics, construction, household, leisure, packaging, medicine and health.