Flint Group announced that Charles Knott assumed the role of CEO effective Sept. 1, 2007. He succeeded Dave Frescoln, who became deputy chairman of the company’s boards.
Mr. Knott has had a successful career leading and developing global speciality chemical companies within Unilever plc and ICI plc. Key positions that he has held include president and COO of National Starch & Chemical, based in North America, and executive vice president Asia-Pacific, based for six years in Singapore, where he developed business in all areas of the Far East, in particular in China.
Most recently he has served for four years as chairman and CEO of Quest International, a flavors and fragrances subsidiary of ICI until its sale to Givaudan in early 2007. Mr. Knott was a member of the executive board of ICI and is currently a non-executive director of Imperial Tobacco Group plc.
Having joined Flint Ink in 1992 as vice president, ch
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