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Peter Vanacker Appointed to Executive Committee of Bayer Polymers

Published on 2003-08-22. Author : SpecialChem

Dr. Jürgen Dahmer assumes new responsibilities in the leadership team of the future Bayer subgroup

Leverkusen - Peter Vanacker (37), who is currently head of the Polymer Solutions marketing division of Bayer Polymers Americas, will be appointed to the Executive Committee of the future Bayer Polymers subgroup effective September 1, 2003. He will take over as head of the Europe, Middle East and Africa region. His predecessor Dr. Jürgen Dahmer (46) will assume responsibility for Innovation, Information and Services on the Executive Committee of Bayer Polymers, and will additionally take over the position of Labor Director after the carve- out in succession to Dr. David Hillenbrand (56), who will be terminating his active service with the company on August 31, 2003.

Peter Vanacker was born in Wervik, Belgium in 1966. He holds a master's degree in polymers engineering from the University of Gent and a master's in business administration from the European Institute of Higher Education (EHSAL) in Brussels. Vanacker is a member of the Society of Plastics Engineers and speaks six languages. Vanacker joined Bayer N.V. in 1990 as sales and technical representative, Polyurethanes, for Belgium, The Netherlands and Luxembourg. In 1994 he transferred to Bayer AG as sales manager for elastomers in Europe and in 1996 was appointed head of marketing for the electrical encapsulation segment and specialty raw materials. Two years later he was transferred to Brazil where he took over as head of Polyurethanes Marketing and Sales for the South American market. In 2000, he was appointed head of insulation and automotive businesses for the South America region. Vanacker transferred to the USA in 2001 to assume the position of Vice President, Polyurethanes Specialties for the NAFTA region.

Since January 1, 2003 he has been head of the Polymer Solutions Marketing Division of Bayer Polymers in the Americas region.

Peter Vanacker is married and has two children.

Source: Bayer Polymers

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