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Bostik Announces Organizational Changes, Promotions

Bernard Pinatel, chairman and CEO of Bostik Worldwide, has announced new appointments and organizational changes that will help support the company’s growth in the nonwoven sector.

Bill Campbell (formerly vice president of TOTAL Petrochemicals) has been named as Bostik Inc.’s new CEO. Robert (Bob) Marquette, general manager of Bostik’s global nonwoven business, has been promoted to the Bostik Worldwide Executive Committee and will report directly to Pinatel.

In addition, Mike Klonne will retire in 2010 after a 33-year career with the company. Klonne joined the then-Findley Adhesives Co. in sales, servicing a major nonwovens customer. He advanced through the organization until reaching the Bostik Inc. CEO position in 1996. “Mike is a tremendous leader and friend,” said Bob Marquette. “While we wish him a happy and active retirement, we will greatly miss his deep knowledge and experience with the disposable hygiene industry.”

In 2010, Bostik celebrates 20 years as a subsidiary of TOTAL, the fifth-largest publicly traded integrated oil and gas company in the world, and a major player in the chemicals business. Bostik is a strong performer in TOTAL’s chemical business portfolio, as evidenced by continued investment in Bostik’s growth. Three new facilities are currently under construction. Two of those facilities, in Cairo, Egypt, and Shanghai, China, will directly support nonwoven business growth.

In recent years, Bostik has continued to gain share in the nonwoven market, specifically in disposable hygiene products. The global growth potential of the business makes it a strategic priority to Bostik’s global business.

“The nonwovens division has achieved great success through tremendous focus; focus on customers, the market and excellence in execution,” said Pinatel. “It is critical that this business receive the full support of Bostik Worldwide as the nonwoven business continues to develop globally.”

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