Almatis has appointed Martin Laudenbach CEO. He succeeds Hervé de Carmony who will reassume his role as non-executive chairman of the Almatis board of directors. Over the last 14 years Laudenbach has worked in senior executive roles in Europe, America and Asia. He led the expansion of BASF’s global automotive coating business. Most recently, he headed BASF’s fine chemicals division.
The architectural coatings industry has undergone great change over the last ten years. Today’s coatings have a much different raw material base, a different environmental profile and different properties. These changes have been br…