Cognis has assigned Simon Poulton, Sophie Barnet and Dr. Juergen Baro new positions within the company. Poulton has taken the position of Global Product Group Manager Acrylates and is now responsible for leading the global market and asset strategies to develop Cognis’ acrylic business. Barnet has been promoted to European Product Group Manager Acrylates and will focus on optimizing European asset and business performance. Since September 2007, Baro has been the Platform Leader for Radiation Curing. He is leading the Cognis European technology platform team focusing on innovation and customer support.