H.C. Starck Group expands its Executive Board

January 4, 2012

H.C. Starck Group has announced that on January 1, 2012, John van Put and Dmitry Shashkov joined the Groups Executive Board.

John van Put will be representing the Advanced Metals and Ceramic Powders (AMCP) business unit and Dmitry Shashkov will act for the Fabricated Products (FPR) business unit. Together with CEO Andreas Meier and CFO Ludger Heuberg they will form the new management team of the Company.

“H.C. Starck has become a leading developer and manufacturer of high performance technology metal and ceramic powders and fabricated products with a strong international footprint. In addition, the Group has especially focused on technology metal recycling as a dynamically growing business field,” stated Engelbert Heimes, Chairman of the Supervisory Board.

“The extension of the Executive Board is thus a logical step which will support H.C. Starck in fully capitalising on market trends and in realising additional growth opportunities. Both new Board members not only bring with them profound expertise in their working areas, but also know H.C. Starck very well through their previous positions,” continued Heimes.

“We are very proud that the Supervisory Board has identified and promoted two competent new Board members within the talent pool of H.C. Starck. John van Put and Dmitry Shashkov are two very experienced colleagues with a strong international background and entrepreneurial spirit”, stated Andreas Meier, CEO of H.C. Starck. “Ludger Heuberg and I will look forward to continue working with them. With this new top management team H.C. Starck is very well positioned to continue our profitable growth track and to realise our ambitious targets for the coming years”.

John van Put has held several leadership positions with H.C. Starck since 2008 and currently leads the AMCP business unit. He holds a doctorate degree in Chemical Process Engineering and has studied Mining and Petroleum engineering at the Delft University of Technology, Netherlands.

Dmitry Shaskov joined H.C. Starck in 2010 and heads the FPR business unit. He holds a doctorate degree in Materials Science & Engineering from the Northwestern University of Illinois and studied physics at the Moscow Institute of Steel & Alloys.

Axel Westerhaus, who has been in the Executive Board since 2007, will be retiring from his position and leave the Company on December 31, 2011. “During his many years of work for H.C. Starck, he has significantly impacted the successful development of our company and in particular the Advanced Metals and Ceramic Powders business unit”, stated Heimes.


Edited by: Paul Whittaker, Editor ipmd.net, [email protected]   

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