WESEL, Germany – Wolfgang Josten, currently Managing Director of ACTEGA Colorchemie, has been appointed Managing Director of ACTEGA Terra, a company that belongs to ALTANA’s ACTEGA Coatings & Sealants division. In his new position, Josten will look after the Research and Development, Production, Quality Control, Finance and Administration business units.

Jörg Eck, Chairman of the Management Board of ACTEGA Terra, will remain responsible for sales and marketing and keep his role as Global Segment Head, Paper-Based Packaging.

After a transition period, during which Josten will hand over his activities at ACTEGA Colorchemie, he will take over his new position on July 1, 2016 and head ACTEGA Terra together with Eck.

Josten started his career with Tego Chemie Service GmbH as a Lab Manager. After five years, he transitioned to Siegwerk Druckfarben, lastly as head of research and development for web offset printing inks. Before joining ACTEGA in 2013, Josten was a member of the managing board of Epple Druckfarben AG from 2008 to 2012, responsible for purchasing, production and coloration.