These two business segments deliver around half of Hempel’s total turnover.
Hempel’s protective and industrial business areas cover Wind Power, Infrastructure, Oil & Gas and Thermal Power areas.
“It is a huge responsibility and I have every confidence in Martin’s skills and capabilities,” said Michael Hansen, chief commercial officer at Hempel. “We operate within an industry where our customers are continually growing bigger and becoming more global. It is vital we retain and strengthen our global presence ensuring we are able to operate and compete at the very highest level."
Wiese was previously employed by Hempel. He joined the R&D team in Denmark in 1996 and after various roles in Hempel, he was promoted to group VP for Research & Development in Hempel in 2005.
“Martin’s solid background in the coatings industry and in Hempel’s business and products gives him an understanding of our coatings and services from the initial phase," Hansen said. "He knows the protective coatings market and the innovative process that lies behind the development of new coating solutions. This is extremely valuable when meeting customers and developing our protective business to meet their needs.”
Wiese will be based at the headquarters near Copenhagen, Denmark.
“I’m more than ready to join the team and take part in driving forward Hempel’s protective and industrial businesses," he said. "Hempel’s focus on connecting with the customers is a core reason for me accepting the challenge. So, I look forward to working with colleagues in a global setup to create value for Hempel’s customers, both existing and new, across the globe.”