PARIS, France - Daniel Grasset has been appointed President, Total Resins. He succeeds Bernard Pinatel, who is now President, Total Adhesives (Bostik).
Grasset joined the Group in December 1974 as a process engineer. In 1983, he was appointed Vice President, Specialty Polyethylene Production at CdF Chimie. From 1988 to 1992, he was General Manager of Orkem’s Resins’ Drocourt plant.
He then spent five years in the United States as Vice President, Operations of Cook Composites & Polymers (CCP). In late 1996, Grasset was appointed Vice President, Ink Production and Managing Director of U.K. subsidiary Coates Lorilleux, followed by a stint as Vice President, European Operations at Sun Chemical.
From 2000 to 2004, he was Vice President Europe, Coating Resin Production at Cray Valley. On October 1, 2004, he was appointed Deputy CEO of Grande Paroisse SA, renamed GPN in May 2007, of which he has been CEO till the end of 2009.