Effective 1st October 2015, Heike Faulhammer is being appointed Vice President Sustainable Development for the Arkema Group, taking over from Gérard Langlais who is retiring.
One of Heike Faulhammer’s missions in particular will be to continue Arkema’s excellence approach in terms of Corporate social responsibility (CSR).
Heike Faulhammer is a graduate from the Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry in Freiburg (Germany), and holds a PhD in Chemistry. Following a post-doctorate, she joined Arkema in 1997 at the Cerdato R&D Center (France, Eure) as R&D Engineer, and later Process Engineer. In 2001, she was given responsibility for the Rilsan® fine powder production line at the Serquigny plant (France, Eure). In 2006, Heike Faulhammer was put in charge of a business activity, first in marketing, and later as Product Manager within the Technical Polymers Division for a global market of two product lines, Rilsan Clear® and Platamid®. She had been Director of the GRL Research Center (France, Pyrénées Atlantiques) since 2009, which comprises three areas of activity in Thiochemicals and Fine Chemicals, Polymers and Additives, and Mineral Chemicals and Adsorption.
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