22 Aug 2017
DSM names Olivier Janin to head sales & marketing DSM Dyneema
The Netherlands, 22 August 2017 - DSM is pleased to announce that Olivier Janin is joining the company as its vice president of marketing and sales DSM Dyneema as of 1 September 2017. He will become a member of the Strategic Leadership Team of DSM Dyneema and will report directly to Golnar Motahari Pour, President DSM Dyneema.
Mr. Janin has broad global experience in sales and marketing and P&L positions in the material science sector. Most recently he served as executive director of chemical sales in Europe for Saudi Arabia Basic Industries Corp. Prior to joining SABIC in 2007 he worked for GE Plastics and Imperial Chemical Industries plc in international positions with increasing levels of responsibility.
Mr. Janin has more than 20 years’ experience managing innovation strategies and product portfolio lifecycles. He graduated with degrees in business administration and industrial marketing from the University of Exeter in the U.K. and from Paris-Sud University in France.
“We are delighted to bring on board someone with Olivier’s experience and proven record of performance,” said Golnar Motahari Pour. “Adding him to the executive leadership team will further strengthen DSM Dyneema’s already impressive sales and marketing organization.”
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DSM Dyneema is the inventor and manufacturer of Ultra High Molecular Weight PolyEthylene (UHMWPE) fiber branded as Dyneema®, the world’s strongest fiber™. Dyneema® offers maximum strength combined with minimum weight. It is up to 15 times stronger than quality steel and up to 40% stronger than aramid fibers, both on weight for weight basis. Dyneema® fiber floats on water and is extremely durable and resistant to moisture, UV light and chemicals. The applications are therefore more or less unlimited. Dyneema® is an important component in ropes, cables and nets in the fishing, shipping and offshore industries. Dyneema® is also used in safety gloves for the metalworking industry and in fine yarns for applications in the medical sector. In addition, Dyneema® is also used in bullet resistant armor and clothing for police and military personnel. Furthermore the new generation Dyneema® Fabrics offer next level innovations in denim, apparel, footwear, sports equipment and lightweight outdoor products and accessories.
UHMWPE products from DSM Dyneema are produced in Heerlen (The Netherlands), Greenville, North Carolina (U.S.A.) and Mesa, Arizona (U.S.A). DSM Dyneema is also a partner in a high modulus polyethylene (HMPE) manufacturing joint venture in Japan. Further information on DSM Dyneema is available at www.dyneema.com.
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