Cognis has made a number of organizational changes to better align its strategy and intensify focus on key global product groups in its radiation curing business. Simon Poulton has been appointed global product group manager acrylates. Poulton, who has 12 years experience in various technical and commercial roles related to acrylic technology, is now responsible for leading the global market and asset strategies to develop Cognis’ acrylic business.
Sophie Barnet has been promoted to European product group manger acrylates. Barnet has ten years experience in sales and marketing in the radiation curing market and will now be focusing on optimizing European asset and business performance.
Juergen Baro, who has currently been platform leader radiation curing, is now leading the Cognis European technology platform team focusing on innovation and customer support. Baro has 17 years working on radiation curing technology.
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