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Kelheim Fibres Dr. Marina Crnoja-Cosic

Kelheim Fibres: new Head of Business Development

Effective July 1, 2020, Dr. Marina Crnoja-Cosic has been appointed Head of New Business Development at the cellulose fiber producer Kelheim Fibres GmbH, Kelheim/Germany. She will also serve as a member of the Management Board.
With a PhD in Chemistry, Crnoja-Cosic brings with her long-time experience in fiber and application development as well as in business development. Customized and market-oriented solutions, cross-company cooperation along the value chain and constant attention to long-term industry, and particularly to textile trends, have shaped her career path for the past 20 years.

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IVC Klaus Holz

IVC: new Board

The election of the chairman, the vice-chairman and the treasurer took place at the general meeting of the Association of Man-Made Fibres e.V. (IVC), Frankfurt/Germany, on July 24, 2020. Stefan Braun of Dralon GmbH, Dormagen, was no longer available for this election after 2 terms of office as IVC chairman.
Klaus Holz (photo) of Trevira GmbH, Bobingen/Germany, was elected as the new chairman, having previously been deputy chairman. Wolfram Daubek-Puza from Lenzing AG, Lenzing/Austria, was elected as deputy chairman. The previous treasurer of the IVC, Dr. Till Boldt of Enka International GmbH & Co. KG, Wuppertal, was confirmed in his office by re-election.

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Ems-Chemie: Dr. Kleiner strengthens Executive Management

The executive management of high performance polymers and specialty chemicals company Ems-Chemie Holding AG, Dormat/Switzerland, will be joined by Dr. Christoph Kleiner as of August 6, 2020.
After studying chemistry and gaining his PhD from the University of Basel/Switzerland, Kleiner joined the former Ciba Geigy, Basel, in 1990 where he was assigned various leadership positions in research & development and production of polymer additives. In 1997 he transferred to the Siegfried Group, Wilmington, DE/USA, where he was responsible for the manufacture of active pharmaceutical ingredients in Switzerland and the USA as well as for group strategic projects and acquisitions. Since 2007 he has led the performance polymers business of Quadrant EPP, Lenzburg/Switzerland, first as head of production and supply chain management, later as President Quadrant EPP Europe. After the take-over by Mitsubishi Chemical in 2013, he became Managing Director EPP Global Operations responsible for all worldwide production locations within Mitsubishi Chemical Advanced Materials, holding this position until June 2020.

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