Taminco Inc. has selected Kurt Buyse to lead the company’s global Performance Products Business Unit. As director, Buyse will lead a team dedicated to the development of new and innovative products that allow Taminco customers to maintain a competitive advantage in their markets. Buyse joined Taminco in 2008, working to support new business development in Europe, the Middle East and North Africa. Prior to joining Taminco, he spent 11 years in the coatings industry, first as a research scientist at AkzoNobel in Brussels and later as research and development manager for Oxyplast in Ghent. Buyse holds a PhD in Polymer Chemistry from the University of Louvain.