CINCINNATI, OHIO, May 11, 2006—Michelman is pleased to announce that Dr. Alain Bouvy has assumed the newly created position of Marketing Manager EMEA (Europe, Middle East, Africa) and Vladimir Nuñez will step into Bouvy’s former job as Sales Manager for South Europe. Bouvy has a PhD in organic chemistry from the University of Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium and has focused on developing the wax emulsion business for Michelman since 2002. Nunez has extensive experience in both sales and research and development at companies such as Solutia, Monsanto, and most recently, Kemira.
Dr. Bouvy’s technical knowledge of industrial detergents and experience with surfactants for paints, coatings and polymerization uniquely qualify him for guiding Michelman product lines into outlets that effectively meet the European market. And Nunez’s strong reputation and seasoned experience will aid in furthering Michelman opportunities and partnerships.
“We’re taking a more proactive approach in determining the needs of the market across Europe and Africa through better interaction with our customers,” says Michelman VP Global Sales and Technology Marty Riehemann. “Alain’s technical knowledge and Vladimir’s customer relation skills will work in tandem to improve our ability to develop products that effectively respond to those needs.”
Bouvy will support all Michelman marketing initiatives across different business units in Europe, Middle East and Africa. “I look forward to applying my technical knowledge and serving as a conduit of feedback from EMEA sources to insure that Michelman products improve our customers’ capabilities,” says Bouvy.
Nunez’s charter is to accelerate growth by developing new markets in Spain, France, Italy and Turkey. “I’m excited about Michelman’s commitment to customer service that strives to enhance the customer’s business,” says Nunez. “I look forward to helping manufacturers achieve their business goals by introducing them to Michelman products.”
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 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.
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