WAALWIJK, the Netherlands – Stahl announced the retirement of Mike Tomkin, who has been Stahl's Director of Sustainability for the last three years. His successor, Michael Costello, comes from within the company’s ranks, as he currently holds the position of Group Director Stahl Polymers. In turn, Raymond Bakker will succeed Costello. Bakker currently holds the position of Business Manager North & West Europe for Performance Coatings and will assume the position of Global Business Director Stahl Polymers. All new positions became effective October 1, 2015. Until Tomkin retires on January 1, 2016, he will provide support to Costello.

Under the guidance of Mike Tomkin, Stahl started numerous sustainability projects and took a leading role in making the chemical and leather industry more sustainable. “I am looking forward to continuing Tomkins’ good work and to further strengthen Stahl's position as a sustainable chemical company,” said Costello.