ACTEGA, manufacturer of specialty coatings, inks, adhesives, and sealing compounds for the print and packaging industries, announced that it has appointed Dennis Siepmann to the newly created role of global head of Sustainability. Siepmann will lead the ongoing development and delivery of ACTEGA's sustainability and ESG initiatives with a particular focus on circular economy, sustainable solutions, and ALTANA’s goal of becoming climate neutral by 2025. Siepmann will be responsible for driving ACTEGA’s sustainability efforts and its integration across the technologies and operations of the company. Siepmann has been with ACTEGA for over a decade, having started as Business Development manager at the ACTEGA site in Bremen, Germany, and most recently as the Global Segment head for Specialty Consumer Goods.

Commenting on his new role, Siepmann said, "I am honored to be taking on this role at such an exciting time for ACTEGA and very much looking forward to working with our teams around the world to find new ways to reduce our environmental impact, as well as to make a positive contribution to the areas in which we operate. Sustainability is a key priority for our company and a topic I'm incredibly passionate about. My previous roles have given me a broad understanding of sustainability, and I am keen to bring in my experience to address sustainable development topics within our company and within the packaging industry.”

During his career with ACTEGA, Siepmann has played a key role in the successful delivery of several projects that were driven by sustainability targets. These include the development of environmentally friendly and PVC-free materials for medical applications or thermoplastic elastomers for personal care applications with improved processing properties.

Thorsten Kröller, president, Division ACTEGA, commented, "I am very pleased to appoint Dennis as our global head of Sustainability. Dennis has been with us for 12 years and knows our company inside out. His seniority and deep knowledge of our operations will help to accelerate our ambition to expand ACTEGA's sustainability leadership across all our businesses. This appointment is a clear signal of our longstanding commitment to sustainability, adding value to the business, our customers and the wider industry. I am confident that under his leadership, we will make great progress towards building a sustainable future not only for our company but also for our industry.”

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