MUTTENZ, Switzerland — Clariant Corp. has appointed Gene Mueller to the position of President, North America as of April 1, 2020. In his role, he will oversee the strategic objectives of the regional business units in pursuit of a company-wide growth agenda. He is also responsible for ensuring the necessary infrastructure is in place to support the businesses effectively. The company currently employs over 1900 people in approximately 50 sites across the United States and Canada including manufacturing sites, laboratories and sales facilities. Mueller and his team will continue to build on the company’s growth agenda for the region with a particular focus on innovation and sustainability.

Mueller has been working for Clariant in various roles for 30 years where his career spanned locations including New Jersey and Charlotte, North Carolina, and then to Switzerland where he held the position of Head of Commercial Excellence. In 2013, he moved to Louisville, Kentucky, working for the Catalysts business unit where he was responsible for the Fuel Upgrading Market Segment and most recently Business Segment Petrochemicals while also America’s Region Head for Catalysts.