German supplier of chemical specialities Zschimmer & Schwarz has appointed Dr Felix Grimm to the role of chief operating officer as of 1 November.
In this role, Grimm is responsible for the areas of production, supply chain, purchasing and EHS (Environment, Health & Safety) of the Zschimmer & Schwarz Group on a global level.
He has held various management positions in the areas of production and technology at Clariant in Germany, France and Switzerland.
Zschimmer & Schwarz said Grimm sees his special focus in the further development of technological standards and processes, the internal transfer of knowledge as well as the stronger networking between the individual production companies of the group.
Grimm succeeds Wolfgang Nowak, who will leave the company at the end of the year.
"We thank Wolfgang Nowak for his very successful commitment and the very good cooperation over many years, and we wish him every success for his professional future as well as all the best in his private life," said general manager Dr Christoph Riemer.
"We are really looking forward to working with Dr Felix Grimm. With his broad expertise in the areas of production and technology as well as his international management experience, he will be an excellent addition to our management team."