IGM Resins recently announced that it has completed several critical hires to support the focused growth of its Energy Curing Resins business strategy. The company has appointed Rijoy Putatunda vice president of Energy Curing Resins, reporting to CEO Edward Frindt, and Dian Chen, Ph.D., business director of Energy Curing Resins, reporting to Putatunda. Putatunda replaces Melissa Lutz, who will focus full time on building IGM’s North American business, continuing to report to Frindt.

In his new role, Putatunda is responsible for devising and implementing strategies to maximize the utilization of IGM’s resins assets, penetrating new markets, and increasing global market share with existing and new products. He reportedly brings 20 years of international business, management, marketing, and procurement experience, having previously worked for Royal DSM and Cytec Surface Specialties (formerly UCB Chemicals). In his last role for Royal DSM, Putatunda worked as the global business director for Architectural and president, North America, for DSM Coating Resins. In this role, he was responsible for the global business management team and for the asset coordination of North America.

Chen is responsible for implementing the business strategy, managing the new product pipeline, and managing the day-to-day global business to realize the objectives in further building IGM’s position as an integrated solutions partner for its customers. She joins IGM from Celanese, where she served since 2011 in a number of roles in product management, business/market development, product marketing, and application development. Most recently, she was the global business manager at the Engineered Materials division of Celanese, where she was responsible for product management of UHMWPE in Americas, as well as strategy development of two other product lines globally. Her experience at Celanese primarily focused on leading strategy formulation and implementation for various product lines with the goal of sustainable and profitable growth.

“I look forward to the value the Energy Curing Team will bring to IGM’s customers and the market,” said Frindt. “The breadth and depth of Rijoy’s industry and strategic business management experience, combined with Dian’s in-depth business management and technical experience will enhance the value IGM will create for our customers.”

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