ZURICH, Switzerland - Swiss-based DKSH has appointed Sherman Chau to the position of Local Business Unit Manager Performance Materials China. The appointment is effective July 19, 2010. Chau brings 17 years of experience in the specialty chemicals industry and will further strengthen the business unit’s position as the preferred partner for market-expansion services for specialty chemicals and ingredients in China.

Chau comes to DKSH from Clariant, where he held several management assignments. In his last position, Chau was Head of Business Unit Industrial & Consumer Specialties (BU ICS) for greater China and Korea.