DuPont Glass Laminating Solutions Announces Key Personnel
DuPont Glass Laminating Solutions has announced a key personnel change
in the company's laminated glass marketplace.
Effective September 1, Torkel Rhenman will become global business director
of DuPont glass laminating solutions, responsible for accelerating the
transformation of the Glass laminating solutions business within DuPont.
Rhenman is currently the global technology and strategic planning director
for DuPont Performance Elastomers LLC and will replace Luigi Robbiati.
Luigi Robbiati, currently director of packaging and industrial polymers
and global business director of DuPont glass laminating solutions, will
accept a new role as growth director for DuPont Europe, Middle East and
Africa (EMEA). He will be responsible for developing new opportunities
and ensuring common and consistent best practices throughout the region.
During the last few years, the DuPont glass laminating solutions business
has implemented a number of major business changes and new. The business
established improved DuPont Butacite® process chemistry and
constructed a new DuPont SentryGlas® Plus plant in Fayetteville,
N.C., to meet growing demand. It also introduced two new products: Spallshield®
and SentryGlas® Expressions. The DuPont Spallshield®
product line is used in automotive sunroof applications; and DuPont
SentryGlas® Expressions provides increased architectural design
and decorative possibilities. It also acquired a Czech company, Retrim,
which produces fully recycled PVB used in creating laminated glass interlayers.
"I am very proud of the significant business growth we have achieved
within Glass laminating solutions over the past few years," said
Robbiati. "Moving forward, we must sustain this momentum by working
with our customers and leveraging DuPont R&D capabilities to bring
value to architectural and automotive customers around the world, especially
in this time of tightening supply and demand. Torkel's leadership will
be a great asset to the future growth and effectiveness of DuPont Glass
Rhenman has been with DuPont and DuPont Performance Elastomers since 1986.
Among the positions he held, Rhenman was the global business director
for DuPont Dow Elastomers ethylene elastomers business unit.
"Luigi and his team are responsible for helping to establish DuPont
glass laminating solutions as the industry's preferred supplier of laminated
glass," said Rhenman. "I am committed to maintaining this outstanding
reputation while continuing to look for ways to further differentiate
DuPont from the competition through both the innovative laminated glass
products and the value that we offer. The next several years will be a
dynamic time in our industry with increased use of glass and consumers'
growing safety needs. DuPont will continue to provide value through reliable
supply and improved service, as well as the introduction of new, innovative
DuPont glass laminating solutions provides materials, services and innovations
for a better, safer world. The business operates within the DuPont Packaging
and Industrial Polymers strategic business unit, part of the DuPont Performance
Materials growth platform.
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