Stephan Glander, Ph.D., president of ALTANA’s BYK division, is leaving the company by mutual agreement in order to take up new challenges outside the ALTANA Group. He will support the ALTANA management board over the next few months in a strategic consulting role. Christoph Schlünken, Ph.D., a member of the management board, is temporarily taking over the divisional management of BYK and all related functions with immediate effect until a successor for the position is found.

In parallel to the divisional management of BYK, Schlünken will continue to oversee Corporate Innovation and Key Account Management at the management board level. All other tasks in his area of responsibility will temporarily be divided between the other management board members so that Schlünken can concentrate on the divisional management of BYK.

Glander had been BYK division president since July 2015. “In the last four years he has made an important contribution to the further development of the largest division within the ALTANA Group,” said ALTANA CEO Martin Babilas. “Above all, he pushed forward the internationalization of the organization, the digitization and the expansion of the global site structure. We would like to thank Dr. Glander for his contribution and wish him all the best for his personal and professional future. I am pleased that Dr. Schlünken is taking over the divisional management ad interim because he is very familiar with BYK.”

Schlünken served as the head of BYK from 2012-2015 before he became a member of the management board. “I am looking forward to working closely with the colleagues at BYK again,” he said. “They are decisive drivers for ALTANA’s innovative strength and sustainable success.”

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