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Christophe Villain named Chief Executive Officer of CECA

Published on 2006-07-12. Author : SpecialChem

Christophe Villain has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of CECA, Arkema's Specialty Chemicals subsidiary.

Born in 1961, Christophe Villain is a graduate of the Paris Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Chimie.

He began his professional career with Elf Atochem in 1987 as Polypropylene Development Engineer within the Appryl subsidiary. In 1990, he joined General Electric Plastics to head marketing in the automobile sector. In 1996, he became Head of Elf Atochem's Polystyrene Department, and in 2001 Head of Atofina's global Bleaching Department.

In July 2003, he was appointed Group President of Arkema's Urea Formaldehyde Resins Business Unit.

CECA, a subsidiary of the Arkema Group, is one of the world's leading manufacturers of specialty chemicals. CECA resolutely focuses on improving the performance of its customers, by designing and developing for them adsorbents, chemical intermediates, and additives. CECA boasts an extensive industrial presence in Europe, together with two research centers at the service of customer innovation.

A global chemical player, Arkema combines 3 related and integrated business segments: Vinyl Products, Industrial Chemicals, and Performance Products. Present in over 40 countries with 18,400 employees, Arkema achieves sales of 5.7 billion euros. With its 6 research centers in France, the United States and Japan, and internationally recognized brands, Arkema holds leadership positions in its principal markets.

Source: Arkema

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