HOPEWELL, VA – Evonik Corp. has promoted Christian Edlinger to Business Line Director, Interface & Performance, in the Consumer Specialties Unit. He is responsible for developing and implementing business strategy for the Americas region and is a member of the global management team for the Interface & Performance Business Line.

The global Interface & Performance Business Line offers specific expertise in release coatings for labels and hygiene applications; additives and processing aids for the manufacture of plastics and rubber, fluff pulp, tissue and textiles; wetting agents for safeguarding the efficacy of plant protection agents; additives for building protection and metalworking fluids; and binders for adhesives and sealants.

Since 2010, Edlinger has served as Head of Controlling for the global Personal Care Business Line based in Essen, Germany, where he focused on strategic growth in Asia and South America and acquisition and divestment projects. His career at Evonik began in 2003 as an Operational Controller for the Performance Materials division.