LYNGBY, Denmark — Coatings manufacturer Hempel announced that Martin Wiese is now leading the protective and industrial business areas for the company. The appointment because effective as of Oct. 1, 2019. These two business segments deliver around half of Hempel’s total turnover, and this senior appointment is key to Hempel’s continued drive to become a €3 billion company.

Hempel’s protective and industrial business areas cover wind power, infrastructure, oil and gas, and thermal power. Wiese now has the overall responsibility for driving these businesses on a global scale. 

“It is a huge responsibility, and I have every confidence in Martin’s skills and capabilities,” said Michael Hansen, Chief Commercial Officer at Hempel. “We operate within an industry where our customers are continually growing bigger and becoming more global. It is vital we retain and strengthen our global presence, ensuring we are able to operate and compete at the very highest level. I am confident that Martin will fit perfectly into his new role, and I am very pleased that he has accepted the challenge.”

Wiese has 20 years of experience in the coatings industry. He has held commercial positions with a global perspective based out of Denmark, France, Netherlands and the UAE. In his new position at Hempel, he will be based at the headquarters near Copenhagen, Denmark.