WESEL, Germany – The specialty chemicals group ALTANA AG is making changes in the top positions of its four divisions. The presidents of the company's divisions, BYK, ECKART, ELANTAS and ACTEGA, will each take over responsibility for another division of ALTANA AG. With the rotation, ALTANA hopes to promote the transfer of know-how within the group and strengthen its innovative capacity.

Dr. Roland Peter, up until now President Division BYK Additives & Instruments, will take over the management of ACTEGA Coatings & Sealants from Dr. Guido Forstbach, who will now head ELANTAS Electrical Insulation. The latter division's previous President, Dr. Wolfgang Schütt will now assume the management of ECKART Effect Pigments, whose former President Dr. Christoph Schlünken will take over the management of BYK.