ALTANA recently announced that Christoph Schlünken, Ph.D., president of the BYK Additives & Instruments division, will join its Management Board on November 1. In his new capacity, Schlünken will primarily be in charge of the BYK and ECKART Effect Pigments divisions.

Consequently, Martin Babilas, chief financial officer, will assume responsibility for the ACTEGA Coatings & Sealants and ELANTAS Electrical Insulation divisions. CEO Matthias L. Wolfgruber, Ph.D., will continue to oversee core functions such as Corporate Development, Corporate Innovation, and Corporate HR.

“The expansion of ALTANA’s Management Board accommodates the increasing size of our company,” Wolfgruber said. “I am very happy about the addition of Dr. Schlünken, who has helped boost ALTANA’s growth in different areas, most recently with the integration of Rockwood’s rheology business into BYK.”

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