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Degussa: Thomas Hermann

August 9, 2005

Degussa: Werner Freitag will take
over for Thomas Hermann as senior
vice president of the resins business
line. Prior to this appointment, Dr.
Freitag headed the unit responsible for
new business development. He was
responsible for innovative chemistry
and technologies. The coatings and colorants
business unit is divided into
three business lines: resins (Werner
Freitag), crosslinkers (Wilfried
Schmidt) and colorants (Robert
The coatings and colorants business
unit has promoted Dave Kallal to director
of global accounts. Mr. Kallal is now
responsible for the global implementation
of short and long-term key account
planning and sales strategies necessary
to expand the business and generate
higher revenues. He will function
as the global key account strategist for
existing accounts considered to be candidates
for business growth.