KINGWOOD, TX - Orion Engineered Carbons announced that Jörg Krüger will join the company as Senior Vice President of Global Operations effective September 1, 2012. 

Krüger will lead the manufacturing, process technology, engineering, supply chain, energy management, procurement, environmental, safety, health and quality functions for Orion worldwide. He will be based at Orion’s global headquarters in Frankfurt, Germany.

Krüger has been General Manager of Global Operations at Momentive Performance Materials Inc., a subsidiary of Momentive Performance Materials Holdings Inc., since May 2007. From 2002, he was Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer of GE Bayer Silicones, which formed part of Momentive in 2006. Prior to that role, he served in a variety of engineering, procurement and manufacturing roles at Bayer Corp. in the United States and Bayer AG in Germany. He began his career at Bayer AG as a Project Engineer. 

Orion Engineered Carbons is a producer of high-quality carbon blacks focusing on collaborative partnerships with customers in rubber and pigment applications. The company has 15 production sites and five technical centers across the globe.