Biesterfeld appoints new CEO

Biesterfeld, which distributes plastics, rubber and chemicals, has appointed Dr Stephan Glander as its new CEO.

Dr Glander takes over from Thomas Arnold, who is retiring after ten years with the company, including eight years as CEO.

Most recently, Dr Glander served as CEO of chemicals supplier BYK and held a variety of management roles at Röchling, Quadrant and Bayer AG.

"Dr Stephan Glander is a very experienced senior executive in the chemical industry and I am pleased that he is to succeed Thomas Arnold,” said Dirk J Biesterfeld, chairman. “He has a clear understanding of the values of our family-owned business and has international experience and expertise in the strategic positioning and expansion of globally operating enterprises."