Josina van der Velden
Archroma, a global leader in color and specialty chemicals, and the former textile, paper and emulsions businesses of Clariant, announced today that Stephan Sielaff has been named Chief Operating Officer.
Based in Reinach, Switzerland, Stephan Sielaff will oversee the business’ global production, manufacturing and integrated supply chain activities, ensuring the highest level of performance and efficiency to meet the company’s commitment to world-class standards and high service levels.
“With Stephan Sielaff, we have found the experienced operations and supply chain leader we need to help develop Archroma’s supply chain, technology platform and customer service to an unparalleled level in industry,” comments CEO Alexander Wessels.
“Archroma has a tradition of materials excellence and expertise, and a vibrant future,“ adds Stephan Sielaff. “I feel privileged to join a company that places a high value on innovation, performance and in particular, reliability, as foundational elements in the way it serves its customers. I’m passionate about the value added for our internal and external customer through a world-class supply-chain, for me it’s the holy grail of operations when it comes to satisfying even the highest customer requirements in service, quality and innovation at competitive cost.”
Sielaff brings Archroma significant diverse and global materials and process industry expertise. He has spent the past 8 years with Symrise, most recently as the Senior Vice President Global Operations of the Flavor & Nutrition business. He oversees the complete global supply chain operations, which he developed and implemented, for 26 sites in 20 countries. Previously Sielaff held various roles in supply chain, innovation and engineering, as well as marketing at Unilever. He holds a MS, Chemical Engineering from the Technical University of Dortmund, Germany.
His appointment will be effective February 2014.
Archroma is a global color and specialty chemicals company headquartered in Reinach near Basel, Switzerland. It operates with 3,000 employees over 35 countries and with 25 production sites. Its three businesses – Brand & Performance Textile Specialties, Packaging & Paper Specialties, and Coatings, Adhesives & Sealants – deliver specialized performance and color solutions to meet customers’ needs in their local markets, touching and coloring people’s lives every day, everywhere.
Archroma is passionate about delivering leading and innovative solutions, enhancing people’s lives and respecting the planet. The company is committed to challenging the status quo in the deep belief that it can make its industry sustainable; an approach reflected in its innovations, world-class quality standards, high service levels and cost-efficiency. Products enhanced, colors enhanced, performance enhanced – “Life enhanced”.
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