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.
Being a formulator is becoming much more difficult in light of increased regulatory pressures on common raw materials.
Formulators who develop coatings based on oxidatively cured (alkyd) binders face major regulatory obstacles for two key in…