Kazincbarcika, Hungary-Diisocyanate producer BorsodChem Rt has announced some organisational changes, which take effect 1 July 2006.
In future, the group's major units will report directly to new ceo Kay Gugler.
These units are:
Manufacturing & Technology, led by Tamás Purzsa, manufacturing & technical director, and deputy ceo;
Finance, led by János Illéssy, chief financial officer, deputy ceo;
Procurement & Logistics, led by János Szabó, P&L director):
Isocyanates Business Unit, led by László Kézdi, business director; and
Vinyl Business Unit, led by Anikó Száraz, business director.
Other units will also report directly to Gugler, the firm said. These are Borsodchem's Czech subsidiary BC-MCHZ, led by Alexander Pálffy, director, its Polish subsidiary Petrochemia - Blachownia, led by Jerzy Wiertelorz, managing director, and Environment, Health and Safety, led by László Szentmiklóssy, EHS director), as well as the group's human resources, legal coordination and communication offices.
As a result of these changes, István Szakállas, director of the former Vinyl-Chloride business unit has retired, and István Szilágyi, director of the former Compounds Business Unit, is no longer with the company.
Borsdochem's 30 June announcement about the changes said, "It was the implementation of the new long-term strategy … that necessitated the above changes.
Borsodchem's new approach, launched at its 28 April annual general meeting, involves building an additional 200 kilotonnes per annum MDI (methylene diphenyl diisocyanate) plant by 2011, and a further 160 ktpa TDI (toluene diisocyanate) plant by 2009, as well as adding value by moving into downstream production of polyurethane systems.
The moves will push Borsodchem's TDI capacity to 260 ktpa and its MDI capacity to 360 ktpa.
Pic: Part of the Kazincbarcika TDI unit. "