Wesel, May 14, 2020 - Dr. Tammo Boinowitz (53) will become managing director of BYK-Chemie GmbH based in Wesel as of January 1, 2021. After a two-month training and transitional phase, he will also become the President of BYK, the largest division of the specialty chemicals group ALTANA. He succeeds Dr. Christoph Schlünken, who has headed the division on an interim basis since October of last year in parallel with his responsibilities on ALTANA’s Management Board.
Dr. Tammo Boinowitz has many years of international management experience in specialty chemicals. He holds a PhD in chemistry and has held various management positions at Evonik since 2008. He currently heads the Care Solutions business unit as Senior Vice President.
Dr. Boinowitz studied chemistry in Hamburg and received his doctorate from the University of Duisburg-Essen in 1995. At the same time, he studied economics at Open University of Hagen. He then joined the former Th. Goldschmidt AG company in Essen, which is now part of Evonik. After holding various positions in research and development and application technology, he was Global Technical Director of the current Comfort & Insulation business unit from 2003 to 2006. After managing strategic growth projects for the Consumer Specialties business unit and Corporate Development of Evonik Industries, he was appointed Head of the Comfort & Insulation business unit in December 2011. From 2014 to 2018 he headed the Personal Care business unit.
“I am pleased that with Tammo Boinowitz we have been able to gain a real industry expert with outstanding technical and leadership skills for our largest division,” said ALTANA Management Board member Dr. Christoph Schlünken. “I am sure that he will continue BYK’s success story together with our employees.”
ALTANA is a global leader in true specialty chemicals. The Group offers innovative, environmentally compatible solutions for coating manufacturers, paint and plastics processors, the printing and packaging industries, the cosmetics sector, and the electrical and electronics industry. The product range includes additives, specialty coatings and adhesives, effect pigments, sealants and compounds, impregnating resins and varnishes, and testing and measuring instruments. ALTANA’s four divisions, BYK, ECKART, ELANTAS, and ACTEGA, all occupy a leading position in their target markets with respect to quality, product solution expertise, innovation, and service.
Headquartered in Wesel, Germany, the ALTANA Group has 47 production facilities and more than 65 service and research laboratories worldwide. Throughout the Group about 6,500 people work to ensure the worldwide success of ALTANA. In 2019, ALTANA achieved sales of more than € 2.2 billion. About 7 percent of sales are invested in research and development every year. Its high earning power and high growth rate make ALTANA one of the most innovative, fastest growing, and profitable chemical companies in the world.