Key Changes in IHS Chemical Week

September 3, 2010 - New York, NY

DSM has named Karin Dorrepaal senior v.p. in the company’s corporate strategy and acquisitions department. She will succeed Hein Schreuder, executive v.p./corporate strategy and acquisitions, at the end of next year. Dorrepaal has previously served on the executive board of Schering AG, now Bayer Schering Pharma AG, and led the life sciences practice at Booz Allen & Hamilton.

Sigma-Aldrich has named Magnus Borg v.p. and chief information officer (CIO), effective August 16. Borg will lead the company’s information systems activities. He has previously served as CIO for Ericsson North America and Safety-Kleen, and has also worked for Svensk Bilprovning and SEB Bank.

Derek Bristow has been named general manager and COO/Asia for A. Schulman, effective September 1. He was most recently general manager/Australasia for ICO, Inc., which was acquired by A. Schulman in April. He first joined ICO in 1998 and has more than 20 years of experience in the polymers industry.

Albemarle has named Karen Narwold senior v.p. and general counsel, effective September 13. Narwold was most recently special counsel with the law firm Kelley Drye & Warren. She had previously held a variety of legal positions with manufacturing and chemicals firms, including Union Carbide.

Usalco, an alum and sodium aluminate maker, has named Alfred Horn v.p./business development. He will be responsible for expanding the company’s business, including joint ventures, M&A and organic growth. Horn was most recently global segment manager/natural gas offerings for Air Products.

The Chemical Heritage Foundation has named Jody Roberts associate director/center for contemporary history and policy, and special advisor to the president of the foundation. Roberts will work to build the contemporary history and policy program, while maintaining responsibility for the environmental history and policy program. He was first appointed director of the environmental history and policy program in 2007, and was previously Charles C. Price Fellow and Gordon Cain Fellow at the foundation’s Beckman Center for the History of Chemistry.

Univar has named the heads of two new regional offices. Gintaras Sabonis has been named sales manager for Univar’s branch in Lithuania. He will be responsible for business development in Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia. Meanwhile, Ahmed Fakhr El-Deen has been named head of Univar’s branch in Egypt. El-Deen was previously managing director of a local chemical distributor in Egypt and has worked in distribution in Egypt for more than a dozen years.

Link to IHS Chemical Week

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