A. Schulman, Inc. announced today that Andreas Günther, currently Vice President, Global Human Resources Operations for the Company, has been promoted to Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer effective July 1, 2016.
Günther will oversee all human resources activities for the Company’s 5,000 associates. As a result of a thorough succession process, Günther will replace Mr. Kim Whiteman who had announced earlier this year his plans to retire during the summer.
“Andreas has developed into a trusted partner for our leadership team and exceptional leader for our global human resources organization. Having worked at A. Schulman in both Europe and in the United States, he is highly qualified to further develop our global HR processes, tools and most importantly, our talented associates,” stated Bernard Rzepka, President and Chief Executive Officer. “We sincerely thank Kim for building HR best practices in our Company and for cultivating a sustainable culture of safety.”
Günther has 22 years of experience in human resources positions of progressively increasing responsibilities for the European operations of several major companies, including W.R. Grace & Co., Hydro Aluminum Metal Products, Delphi Automotive Systems Germany, and Ford of Germany. He holds a Six Sigma Methodology Greenbelt and received a master’s degree in educational sciences from the University of German Federal Armed Forces in Hamburg.
Source: A. Schulman, Inc.
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