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DSM appoints new Chief Purchasing Officer

Published on 2009-12-23. Author : SpecialChem

HEERLEN, THE NETHERLANDS -- Royal DSM N.V., the global Life Sciences and Materials Sciences company headquartered in the Netherlands, announces the following management changes:

Mr. Ton Trommelen (1950), currently Chief Purchasing Officer, will retire as per 1 February 2010. Ton Trommelen will be succeeded by:

Mr. Tim Tolhurst (1961) who will be appointed as Chief Purchasing Officer per 1 January 2010.

Tim Tolhurst, a British national, joined DSM per 15 November 2009 from Firmenich Group, where he was Global Vice President Purchasing and Logistics. He is highly experienced in the area of Purchasing and has held several senior positions in this field with previous employers including Thorn EMI, Mars, SmithKlineBeecham and Quest International.

Tim Tolhurst will report to Nico Gerardu (http://www.dsm.com/en_US/html/governance/gerardu.htm), Member of the DSM Managing Board

DSM - the Life Sciences and Materials Sciences Company

Royal DSM N.V. creates innovative products and services in Life Sciences and Materials Sciences that contribute to the quality of life. DSM's products and services are used globally in a wide range of markets and applications, supporting a healthier, more sustainable and more enjoyable way of life. End markets include human and animal nutrition and health, personal care, pharmaceuticals, automotive, coatings and paint, electrical and electronics, life protection and housing. DSM has annual net sales of EUR 9.3 billion and employs some 23,500 people worldwide. The company is headquartered in the Netherlands, with locations on five continents. DSM is listed on Euronext Amsterdam.

Source: DSM

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