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.”
For more information, visit www.bostik-us.com