Biesterfeld AG names Thomas Arnold Chairman of the Executive Board and CEO
Polymers and specialty chemicals distributor Biesterfeld AG (Hamburg, Germany) has promoted Thomas Arnold to the position of Chairman of the Executive Board (CEO), effective 01. April 2014.
Arnold, who had joined Biesterfeld Group in May 2013 as Managing Director of its specialty chemicals distribution arm, Biesterfeld Spezialchemie GmbH, was appointed to the Executive Board in July last year.
He is following Birger Kuck, who will be retiring at the end of March, after 35 years of service with the group. Kuck had originally joined the company in 1976 as apprentice. From 1988 onward he was Managing Director of Biesterfeld Plastic GmbH. In 2002 he took on overall responsibility for the group, when he was appointed Managing Director of Wilhelm E.H. Biesterfeld GmbH & Co. KG, the holding company at the time. Kuck became Chairman of the Executive Board (CEO) of Biesterfeld AG in 2004.
Biesterfeld generated net sales of EUR 1’100 mn in 2014, the company said in the statement.
Source: Biesterfeld press release
HGE – DCG / 06.01.2015