Luc Vanderstappen Joins Michelman

Monday, 10 July 2006

Vanderstappen Tapped as Senior Account Manager at Michelman

CINCINNATI, OH (June 29, 2006) — Michelman is pleased to announce that Luc Vanderstappen has joined the company as Senior Account Manager. A Bio Engineer educated at the University of Leuven, Luc joins Michelman from Keyser & Mackay of Belgium where he worked as a Product Manager for 14 years, gaining valuable hands-on knowledge of Michelman's products and capabilities.

Vanderstappen will be handling all accounts in Benelux and Scandinavia as well as select Custom Formulating accounts. His focus will be on maintaining and growing business with existing customers exploring new applications, developing new customers and supporting and motivating distributors.

“I’m excited about my new position,” says Vanderstappen. “In my dealings with Michelman, I’ve found it to be a professionally led, well-structured and forward moving company that values excellence and offers superior products to many industries. The company is customer driven and strives to develop formulas that respond to customer needs and provide a competitive advantage. This is a good fit for my approach in dealing with customers.”

With his 14 years of business-to-business sales experience covering a variety of industries such as chemicals, coatings, textiles, plastics and agro, Vanderstappen has an expert understanding of chemistry and how it impacts product quality.

“Luc’s significant experience in the industry, his expertise in formulas and specialty chemicals and his familiarity with Michelman products make him a valuable resource for customers in Benelux and Scandinavia,” says Peter Roggeman, Michelman Commercial Director, Europe and Asia/Pacific. “In our drive to partner with customers, and help them develop their best new product concepts, Luc is a great addition to our team.”

About Michelman
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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