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People on the move August 2015
Klöckner Pentaplast names CEO
By Joseph James Whitworth
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Klöckner Pentaplast has announced that Wayne M. Hewett has been appointed CEO of the company.
Prior to joining Klöckner Pentaplast (kp), Wayne was president and CEO of Arysta LifeScience, a $1.6bn global business owned by Permira that was sold in 2015 to Platform Specialty Products, - a US listed company - after leading a successful dual track process including the preparation of an IPO filing.
Hewett said: “Klöckner Pentaplast has made tremendous progress in delivering against its strategy, significantly improving its operating performance and balance sheet. I will leverage my experience to take kp`s success story to the next level.”
Prior to Arysta, Wayne held various executive positions in the US and internationally at General Electric (GE), including vice president, GE Supply Chain and Operations, and president and CEO of GE Advanced Materials.
Bruno Deschamps, chairman of Klöckner Pentaplast’s advisory board, said: “Wayne has driven a customer centric focus in all the businesses he led and fostered an innovation culture to deliver strong performance. Klöckner Pentaplast’s strategy precisely pursues these objectives.”