MOSCOW (MRC) -- Frederique van Baarle, will take over as Head of the Procurement and Logistics Group function at Lanxess on 1 December 2018, reported GV.
Van Baarle is currently Head of Marketing & Sales Engineering Plastics sector for the EMEA region within the High Performance Materials business unit. She succeeds Bernd Makowka, who is retiring after 33 years with Lanxess and Bayer AG.
Van Baarle began her professional career in the chemical industry at the Dutch company Royal DSM in the year 2000. She joined Lanxess in 2011 and held various management positions in sales and marketing in the High Performance Elastomers (now Arlanxeo) and the High Performance Materials business units.
As MRC wrote earlier, in July, specialty chemicals company Lanxess announced plans to open a new applications development and technical services (AD&TS) laboratory for polyurethane dispersions (PUDs) in Latina, Italy.
Lanxess is a leading specialty chemicals company with about 19,200 employees in 25 countries. The company is currently represented at 74 production sites worldwide. The core business of Lanxess is the development, manufacturing and marketing of chemical intermediates, additives, specialty chemicals and plastics. Through Arlanxeo, the joint venture with Saudi Aramco, Lanxess is also a leading supplier of synthetic rubber.