CINCINNATI, OH (February 5, 2013) – Michelman is pleased to announce the hiring of Mr. Jean-Marc Verhaeghe as the company’s new Managing Director, Europe. Mr. Verhaeghe will be responsible for providing strategic leadership in Europe, across all five of Michelman’s global business units. He will have a particular focus this year, on developing Michelman’s expanding infrastructure, including staff and physical resources while improving the customer experience.
Mr. Verhaeghe holds a degree in Chemical/Textile Engineering from the State School of Engineering of Ghent in Belgium. His resume includes positions with the Honeywell Corporation in various director roles, the 3M Corporation, and most recently with Polyone as Director, Global Marketing, Specialty Engineering Plastics. Mr. Verhaeghe’s background includes technical, commercial, operational and senior management experience.
According to Mr. Steve Shifman, President and CEO at Michelman, “Jean-Marc brings a wealth of global and local industry knowledge and experience, while working in multinational matrixed organizations. His rich background and ability to deal with complex, global organizational structures such as the one we have at Michelman, makes him a perfect fit for this very important position. He will serve Michelman, and ultimately our customers well.”
Michelman is a global developer of water-based barrier and functional coatings for flexible film packaging, paperboard, and corrugated cartons; and water-based surface modifiers, additives and polymers for numerous industries including wood and floor care, industrial coatings, inks, fibers, composites, and construction products. Michelman serves its multinational and regional customers with production facilities in the U.S., Europe and Singapore, and a worldwide network of highly trained field technical support personnel.