Chardon, Ohio - Lanxess Corp. subsidiary Rhein Chemie Corp has appointed Brice Ernst as its first vice president of polyurethanes and plastics division for the Americas.
The German company said in a statement that Ernst would bring 25 years of experience in the technology, manufacturing and business management areas of the polyurethanes and plastics markets, including the foam, coatings, adhesives and elastomers segments.
"We have just begun to understand the breadth of applications in which our technologies can be used," Ernst said.
"Historically our efforts into new areas have been focused primarily in Europe.
''Although we have enjoyed good success in a limited number of markets here in the Americas, never before have we been given such a strong charter to push into this region with business and technology development efforts.''
Formerly with Chemetall Corp., Ernst has previously worked at Air Products & Chemicals Inc. and Lord Corp.