Raunheim, Germany -- Peter Vanacker is to join film producer Treofan Group as chief executive officer from 1 Sept 2012, replacing Giovanni Canetta, Treofan's interim ceo since April 2011. Canetta, also general manager of M&C, Treofan's largest shareholder, will become vice chairman of the advisory board of Treofan, ensuring continuity.
Treofan said "Fresh from a distinguished career at Bayer, Peter Vanacker brings to Treofan a deep knowledge of the chemical industry and broad experience at senior management level in a global blue-chip company.'
Vanacker has been on Bayer MaterialScience's executive committee since 2003, and most recently, he served as executive VP and chief marketing and innovation officer at Bayer MaterialScience. Before that, he led Bayer's polyurethanes business unit as general manager.
'I am delighted to join Treofan at this exciting time, because I believe that many things that are important to me can be implemented at Treofan: developing new solutions through the eyes of our customers, working together with a real team focused on mutual success, and launching products in line with the corporate philosophy of sustainability,' said Vanacker, in a company statement.
Treofan is a globally active supplier of OPP (oriented polypropylene) films to the packaging, label, and technical markets.