MOSCOW (MRC) -- Elix Polymers, a Spain-based manufacturer of ABS resins and derivatives, has appointed David Castaneda as its new CEO, as per Canplastics.
Castaneda takes over for Wolfgang Doering, who stepped down at the end of March. In a statement, Elix said that Castaneda has more than 15 years of experience in the polymer and chemical industry, and he has held various senior management roles in operations, technology, and business development and innovation. He has worked for Elix for the past several years, the company said, and “has been part of the successful transformation of [Elix], leading the organization to the next level of operational excellence, and identifying business opportunities that have supported [our] growth and expansion."
Doering had been with Elix since 2012, and “made a significant contribution to the development of Elix under the ownership of Sun European Partners LLP,” the statement said. “This year, on Jan. 9, he led the first steps towards integrating Elix into the chemical group Sinochem International (Overseas) Pte. Ltd."
Elix is headquartered in Tarragona, Spain; it’s North American subsidiary, Elix Polymers Americas, is located in Weston, Fla.
As MRC informed earlier, ELIX Polymers, a thermoplastics manufacturer located in Tarragona's Poligono Sur industrial complex, has announced a new investment amounting to 4 million euros, whose objective is to optimize its ABS powder production facilities. The company expects to begin executing this new project in 2018, which it will continue to develop and consolidate throughout this year and 2019.
ELIX Polymers is one of the most important manufacturers of ABS resins and derivatives in Europe, with 40 years of experience in engineering plastics and an installed capacity of 180,000/year from their plant in Tarragona (Spain) to the world. The operation starts in 1975, when the Tarragona ABS and SAN production plant was inaugurated.