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Borealis announces new leadership in its Film & Fibre and Moulding Business

Borealis, a leading provider of chemical and innovative plastics solutions, announces the appointment of Rainer Höfling, as Vice President Business Unit Moulding as of July 1, 2011 following Thierry Chevrier who has been appointed Vice President for the Business Unit Film & Fibre, effective July 1, 2011.Thierry Chevrier follows Wim Roels who has recently been appointed CEO of Borouge Pte.

Thierry Chevrier brings with him over 15 years of international experience in a variety of senior roles in the Plastics and Pigments industry. Before joining Borealis Thierry was Vice President Global Asset Management & Global Restructuring Management Pigments, focusing largely on the integration and streamlining of Ciba Pigments into BASF. Prior to this, he was located in the USA for approximately three years as Vice President Business Unit Plastics, Coatings, Inks & Specialities. Thierry Chevrier has an MSc in Organic Chemistry from the Université Joseph Fourier, Grenoble and a MBA from the Arizona State University, USA.

“We look forward to sharing and benefitting from Thierry’s broad international and strategic industry experience, not only to the advantage of our Film & Fibre business, but also in terms of our group-wide processes in the areas of commercial excellence, sales and marketing processes, and supply chain,” says Gerd Löbbert, Executive Vice President, Polyolefins.

Before re-joining Borealis as Head of the Borealis Business Unit Melamine in October 2007, Rainer Höfling has held various managerial positions at Neste Chemicals, PCD Polymere, Teufelberger Ges.m.b.H and also Borealis. Rainer Höfling studied engineering and plastics at the University of Würzburg. He has also completed a general management course at the LIMAK Institute of the Johannes Kepler University in Linz and an Executive MBA programme at the University of Toronto.

“Rainer has been instrumental in re-engineering our Melamine business to a sustainable and profitable commercial platform, and positioning it well for the future”, comments Gerd Löbbert. “We wish him all the best for his next career step within Borealis as Vice President for the Business Unit Moulding.”

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For further information please contact:

Kerstin Meckler, Director Communications
Tel. +43 1 22 400 389
kerstin.meckler@borealisgroup.com 

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