WAALWIJK, the Netherlands — IGM Resins B.V. has expanded its executive team with the addition of Dr. Stephen Postle as the Vice President of Technology. Postle will report to Chief Executive Officer Edward Frindt.
“Steve brings strong creative and commercial skills and experience in managing innovation, intellectual property and new product commercialization in all six continents,” said Frindt. “He will guide IGM’s continuing development of next-generation radiation-curable materials to meet customers’ needs and broaden market applications.”
Postle has global responsibility for research and development, applications, and compliance. His long career in the inks and coatings industry includes 16 years in research and development and knowledge management roles at Sun Chemical Corp., most recently serving as Executive Director of Intellectual Property Assets. Previously, he held a number of international management positions in marketing and research and development for Dexter Corp., Total S.A. and Ciba A.G. He holds more than 50 first-issue patents in diverse areas including inks, coatings, photographic dyestuffs, color management, security, photovoltaics and imitation stained glass windows. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry and member of the American Chemical Society and Oil & Colour Chemists Association.
IGM specializes in the development, manufacture and supply of products and technical services to the global UV ink, coatings and adhesives industry. The company develops, produces and distributes a full range of radiation-curable materials including acrylate oligomers and monomers, photoinitiators, and additives.