Downloads
Locations / Sites
Contacts
Download list

Cookies on the Borealis website If you continue without changing your settings, we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies from this website.
If you would like to change your preferences you may do so by following these instructions. Cookie Policy

Accept

Back

Borealis announces new Executive Board structure

  • Mark Garrett begins as Chief Executive and Chairman of the Executive Board
  • Martin Kuzaj to lead newly formed Base Chemicals business group
  • Henry Sperle to drive forward major investment projects in Middle East and Europe

Borealis, a leading provider of innovative, value creating plastics solutions, announces the new structure of its Executive Board. On January 1, Mark Garrett officially took over from John Taylor as Chief Executive and Chairman of the Executive Board. He is joined by two long-time Borealis executives, Herbert Willerth, who will continue as Executive Vice President (EVP) of Operations and Henry Sperle, who, after many years running the Hydrocarbons business, takes on the new EVP position for the Middle East and Asia. The two new members who have recently joined the board are Martin Kuzaj, EVP of the newly formed Base Chemicals business group and Daniel J. Shook, Chief Financial Officer. Currently, the EVP position for the Polyolefins (PO) business group is vacant, and until a new executive is appointed, the Chief Executive will oversee this part of the organisation.

The largest change in the Executive Board structure involves the creation of a new business group called Base Chemicals, which includes products such as feedstock and olefins, phenol and aromatics as well as melamine and plant nutrients manufactured by Agrolinz Melamine International (AMI). Another significant change involves Borealis' strategic growth plans in the Middle East and Asia. Henry Sperle, in his new role, will move to Abu Dhabi to assure that the company's expansion projects are successful. The most significant projects are Borouge 2 in Ruwais, UAE and the high-pressure LDPE plant in Stenungsund, Sweden.

"With this new Executive Board structure, we are preparing ourselves to meet the challenges of the future," remarks Chief Executive Mark Garrett. "I look forward to working closely with the new Board to continue to execute our strategy based on Value Creation through Innovation."

END

For further information, please contact:

Kerstin Meckler, Borealis Group Media Relations Manager
Tel. +43 122 400 389,
Email: kerstin.meckler@borealisgroup.com

Downloads
Borealis announces new Executive Board structure English, Dutch, Finnish, German, Swedish
Media Contact
Virginia Mesicek
External Communications Manager

Related News

Media Release – 30/11/2017

Frost & Sullivan recognizes Borealis with the Product Leadership Award in the Power Cable Materials Industry

Read more

Media Release – 27/11/2017

Borealis and the Johannes Kepler University create the “MORE” scholarship for asylum seekers and beneficiaries

Read more

Media Release – 23/11/2017

Borealis joins Together for Sustainability to enhance sustainability in its supply chain

Read more

Media Release – 06/11/2017

Borealis to study feasibility of a PP capacity increase in Europe

Read more

Media Release – 03/11/2017

Borealis delivers a solid quarter, advances on key growth initiatives

Read more

Media Release – 30/10/2017

Philippe Roodhooft appointed Executive Vice President Middle East and Growth Projects

Read more

Media Release – 25/10/2017

Borealis and Borouge announce global launch of new flagship brand Anteo™ enabled by Borstar® Bimodal Terpolymer Technology

Read more

Media Release – 13/10/2017

Borealis and Borealis L.A.T endorse Global Fertilizer Day

Read more

News – 06/10/2017

Stopping the Tap on Ocean Plastics (Project STOP)

Read more