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Solvay's Asia Pacific Coatings Market Team Appoints New Members to Grow & Propel Business

Published on 2013-11-13. Author : SpecialChem

Singapore -- Three key appointments to the Solvay Novecare Asia Pacific Coatings Market Team will help the Group deliver on its ambition to grow the business and propel business development in Asia forward.

Leading the team is Asia Pacific Regional Market Director Marc Teo, who is responsible for delivering financial targets and sustainably growing the business in line with growth objectives. Teo brings with him more than 20 years of experience in the chemical and process technologies industries. He has held various sales and marketing roles with Allied Colloids and Ciba Specialty Chemicals in Asia Pacific. Most recently, Teo was ASEAN general manager for GE Betz.

Also joining the team is Asia Pacific Coatings Business Development Manager Koh Hwee Koon, who is Responsible for identifying and exploring new market opportunities, managing key accounts and marketing activities, driving product commercialization, and supporting new project development for Coatings in the Asia Pacific region. Koh brings with her more than 18 years of experience in technical and sales roles in the coatings industry and has worked in companies such as Rohm and Haas, Ciba Specialty Chemicals and most recently for BASF as industry manager for Coatings and Construction, ASEAN.

Evy Krisnawaty has been named key account manager for Southeast Asia. Krisnawaty will work closely with the regional business, distribution, Research & Innovation and operations teams on the deployment of Solvay Novecare’s key account strategy for Coatings in Southeast Asia. Krisnawaty brings with her more than 15 years of experience in technical and sales roles in the Coatings industry. She started her career in PT Rhodia Indolatex in Indonesia before moving on to other chemical companies in Indonesia and Singapore. She joined Solvay most recently from Ashland Singapore (formerly Hercules) as Southeast Asia Account Manager for Coatings Additives.

"The addition of Marc, Hwee Koon and Evy to our Coatings Team in Asia Pacific brings a wealth of experience and expertise," said Solvay Novecare Vice President for Coatings Simon Mawson. "With this infusion of new talent and leadership, we are now poised to execute our growth strategy in Asia Pacific zone."

About Solvay Novecare

With sales in 2012 of 1.7 billion Euros, Solvay Novecare is one of the major Global Business Units of the Solvay Group. The company is one of the leaders in specialty surfactants and one of the major players in polymers, amines, guar, and phosphorus derivatives. Solvay Novecare engineers and develops formulations that provide consumer products and state-of-the-art industrial applications with specific functional qualities designed to modify fluid behavior and deliver cleansing, softening, moisturizing, gelling, texturizing, penetrating or dispersal properties. These formulations are used in shampoos, detergents, paints and lubricants as well as in crop protection, mining and energy production and stimulation. Novecare, which boasts a worldwide network of 25 manufacturing sites and seven R&D centers, has become the preferred partner of its customers in rapidly growing economies and leverages an innovation platform based on sustainable solutions.

About Solvay

SOLVAY is an international chemical Group committed to sustainable development with a clear focus on innovation and operational excellence. It is realizing over 90% of its sales in markets where it is among the top 3 global leaders. Solvay offers a broad range of products that contribute to improving the quality of life and the performance of its customers in markets such as consumer goods, construction, automotive, energy, water and environment, and electronics. The Group is headquartered in Brussels, employs about 31,000 people in 55 countries and generated EUR 12.7 billion in net sales in 2011.

Source: Solvay

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