WAALWIJK, The Netherlands – IGM Resins, Waalwijk, the Netherlands, has appointed Wilfrid Gambade as CEO. The appointment became effective Jan. 1, 2021. Gambade leads IGM Resins’ Global Executive Leadership team and succeeds Edward Frindt as CEO. Frindt joined the company in 2012 and will retire from IGM after the first quarter.

”On behalf of the Board of Directors, I would like to thank Edward for his significant contributions to IGM for the last nine years. I wish him a happy retirement and appreciate his support working alongside Wilfrid to ensure a smooth transition of leadership.

“Wilfrid is a proven and experienced strategic leader with deep understanding of the chemical industry. He brings with him a track record of strategic positioning and strong executive leadership experience, which will be integral as we continue to further build sustainable business growth for IGM Resins. I am excited to welcome a seasoned industry executive to lead the IGM team towards continued future success,” said John Huiberts, founder of IGM Resins and current Chairman of the Board.

Gambade brings 25 years of international management experience in the chemical industry. He joins IGM from DSM where he served as President of Composite Resins from 2011 to 2014, as President of Personal Care & Aroma from 2014 to 2018, and as President of DSM Dynema (DSM Protective materials) since 2018. Gambade was member of the Global DSM Leadership Team. Prior to DSM, he worked for Huntsman, Ciba Specialty Chemical in the EU and United States, and he started his professional career at Allied Colloids.

IGM Resins specializes in the development, manufacture and supply of products and technical services to the global energy curing coatings and inks market.