STAMFORD, CT — Azelis has appointed Ron Rosenberg as its first Group Technical Innovation Director, effective Sept. 1, 2019. The appointment reinforces Azelis’ focus on application and formulation support and the company’s ambition to become the benchmark in the industry as a fully integrated and innovative solutions provider.

Rosenberg has a strong track record in R&D and corporate engineering for plastic and rubber additives, agricultural chemicals, and polyurethane chemicals. He currently works as the Technical Director Americas.

In his new role, Rosenberg will be responsible for definition and implementation of the group’s vision and strategy regarding innovation, as well as providing guidelines and ensuring alignment on innovation priorities across the Azelis group. He will also supervise and provide leadership to Azelis’ lab organization across the entire group with the aim to foster, ensure and coordinate knowledge transfer and sharing of best practices across all labs. Rosenberg will also lead the optimization and harmonization of Azelis' 60 labs across the globe. In this new role, he will be a key player for the innovation transformation of the entire Azelis group.

Rosenberg has been with Azelis since 2014 and prior to this promotion held a position of Technical Director Americas. During his time at Azelis, he has successfully led and professionalized the Azelis Americas CASE lab team. Some of his achievements include but are not limited to: establishing a new process for disciplined joint planning and selection of lab projects, unifying teams from different heritage companies, and raising Azelis Americas CASE success rate of initial commercialization. He was often instrumental in helping Azelis Americas win some critical new mandates with key industry players by providing primary in-house technical support.

Prior to joining Azelis, Rosenberg held various high positions in R&D and corporate engineering in support of plastic and rubber additives, agricultural chemicals and polyurethane chemicals.

In his new global role, Rosenberg will report to Azelis group CEO and will keep a dotted line to Doug Kercher, Azelis Americas VP Corporate Operations, for Americas activities.