Scott Bader has appointed Jean-Claude Pierre as its new Group chief executive officer (CEO), taking over from Philip Bruce who retires at the end of June after 10 years in the role and 41 years in the chemical industry.
Pierre has over 26 years of multinational business experience in a variety of markets including automotive, consumer electronics, appliances, mining, nutrition, oil & gas, adhesives and coatings. His career to date has spanned technical, commercial and management consulting positions, initially with ICI, Ashland and BASF, working in chemicals, automotive and speciality coatings based in the UK, USA, Germany and France, then nine years in China since 2006. During his time in China, Jean-Claude became president of the global division of Beckers Group, a partner with HEJUN Management Consulting, and most recently was the MD of EMS Group, China up until this new appointment at Scott Bader.
’I am very excited to be joining this uniquely independent business and to build upon what has already been accomplished by the team in changing the strategic direction of the business,’ said Pierre. ‘The ‘Vision 2020’ strategy has added new advanced products and significantly increased Scott Bader’s global business presence through key acquisitions and joint ventures in recent years. The next five years are critical to leverage this expanded global position in key markets, find new opportunities, and continue to invest in innovation and people, the two core strengths of the business.’
He will be located at Scott Bader’s global headquarters in Northamptonshire, UK.
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