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Brenntag appoints former Clariant exec as CEO

September 27, 2019
Chemical Value Chain

Brenntag, the market leader in chemical distribution, has appointed Christian Kohlpaintner CEO, effective 1 January 2020. He will succeed Steven Holland, who announced earlier that he would leave Brenntag on that date. Kohlpaintner was until 30 June an executive committee member at Clariant.

Kohlpaintner has held various management positions at multinational companies, including Celanese, Chemische Fabrik Budenheim—where he became CEO—and the former Hoechst. He joined Clariant in 2009 as an executive committee member, based in Switzerland. His most recent responsibilities included Clariant’s business in Asia and he was based in China.

“With Christian Kohlpaintner, we have been able to place as our new CEO an internationally experienced business leader with a proven track record,” says Stefan Zuschke, chairman of Brenntag’s supervisory board. “He has demonstrated impressively that he can lead and develop major business divisions and companies successfully.”

Holland has worked at Brenntag for almost 14 years, more than eight of which as CEO. The company generated 2018 sales of €12.6 billion ($14.8 billion).

By Ian Young

Source: Chemical Week

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