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Cognis Strengthens Key Accounts Team

Published on 2004-11-18. Author : SpecialChem

Global specialty chemicals supplier Cognis has appointed Otilia Par and Ralf Neumann as Technical European Sales Managers for Key Accounts in the area of Consumer Coatings. In their new roles, they are responsible for providing Technical Sales Service to the company's most important European and global Consumer Coatings customers, with particular focus on defoamers, thickeners and dispersants. By creating a single point of contact specializing in particular areas of application, Cognis aims to further sharpen its market and customer orientation. Both Par and Neumann have been with Technical Sales for a number of years, and previously worked in Application Technology at Cognis. Par is based in Barcelona, while Neumann works from the company's Düsseldorf office.

About Cognis:

Cognis is a worldwide supplier of innovative specialty chemicals and nutritional ingredients. As at June 30, 2004, the company employed about 8,400 people, and it operates production sites and service centers in 30 countries. Cognis has dedicated its activities to a high level of sustainability and delivers natural source raw materials and ingredients for food, nutrition and healthcare markets, and the cosmetics, detergents and cleaners industries. Additionally, Cognis provides solutions for a number of other industries, such as coatings and inks, lubricants, textiles and plastics, as well as agriculture and mining.

Cognis is owned by private equity funds advised by Permira, GS Capital Partners, and Schroder Ventures Life Sciences. In 2003, Cognis recorded sales of 2.95 billion euros and an Adjusted EBITDA (earnings before interest, income taxes, depreciation, amortization and exceptional items) of 312 million euros.

Source: Cognis

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