WESEL, Germany – ALTANA announced that Thorsten Kröller, currently head of the Business Line Plastics Additives at the BYK Division, will assume the leadership of the ACTEGA Division as of March 1, 2019. He will succeed Dr. Roland Peter, who plans to retire. At the same time, Thorsten Kröller will join ALTANA’s executive management team.

“Dr. Roland Peter looks back on a successful management career in our organization spanning over 20 years. After many years as the head of BYK, he has been driving the realignment of ACTEGA since 2012. We would like to take this opportunity to thank him for his contributions to ALTANA and wish him all the best for the future,” said ALTANA CEO Martin Babilas. “In Thorsten Kröller we have found the ideal successor for Dr. Roland Peter within our own ranks. Through his successful efforts at BYK, Thorsten Kröller significantly expanded the Business Line Plastics Additives, notably through the successful integration of targeted acquisitions. We are convinced that together with our employees, he will create a successful, sustainable future for ACTEGA.”