With the completion of the acquisition of the rheology business of Rockwood Holdings, Inc., ALTANA's BYK Additives & Instruments division has announced the following addition to its management team.
In order to underline the particular importance attributed to the acquisition and to optimally and smoothly manage the integration of the business, BYK-Chemie GmbH, Wesel, extends its management team to include Frank B. J. Wright from Oct. 1, 2013.
Wright, previously managing director of the newly acquired Rockwood business, will actively accompany and support the integration process of the rheology business into the BYK Additives and Instruments division. In his function as new managing director of BYK, Wright's responsibilities will include the management of the new Oilfield business line and the existing Industrial Applications business line.
"With the acquisition our business has become even more international, and this is also reflected in the fact that we have appointed Frank Wright to the now international management team of BYK," said Dr. Christoph Schlünken, president Division BYK Additives & Instruments.
BYK's new management team consists of Dr. Christoph Schlünken (chairman), Albert von Hebel, Wright, and Gerd Judith. Previously, Judith served as managing director of ACTEGA Rhenania, an affiliated company of BYK-Chemie GmbH.