Trinseo (NYSE: TSE), a specialty material solutions provider, today announced that it has appointed Han Hendriks to the newly created role of Chief Technology Officer (CTO), effective Oct. 1, 2022.
As CTO, Hendriks will be a member of Trinseo’s executive leadership team and will be based in The Netherlands. In this role, he will drive the development of differentiated technology and innovation, allowing Trinseo to meet unfilled and unrecognized customer needs and develop sustainable solutions across Trinseo’s innovation pillars.
“We are delighted to have Han join us during this critical moment in our company’s transformational journey to become a specialty material solutions provider,” said Frank Bozich, Trinseo President and Chief Executive Officer. “As we continue our journey, and as part of an effort to define a path forward, Han’s experience in setting a vision and strategy for technology and developing transformational technologies will help us achieve our goals.”
Prior to joining Trinseo, Hendriks was Chief Technology Officer at Yanfeng, one of the world’s leading automotive suppliers, headquartered in Shanghai with eight R&D centers globally. He was responsible at the group level for the company’s technology and “smart cabin” vision and strategy, as well as portfolio management. He also led the design and development of new products from research and initial idea to market launch including technical sales and marketing, technology M&A and partnerships, and the initiation and global upscaling of Yanfeng’s new business incubators. Prior to Yanfeng, Hendriks enjoyed a 16-year career at Johnson Controls, holding multiple roles of increasing responsibility. Earlier in his career, he worked for companies such as Fluke (Danaher) and Océ (Canon).
Hendriks holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Architectural Design from the Academy of Fine Arts in Maastricht and an MBA from the University of Westminster, London, and he successfully completed a post-graduate Industrial Design program at the Università Internazionale Dell ‘Arte in Florence.
by Trinseo, Press Release
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