Dr Josef Ertl, New Managing Director of Vinnolit GmbH & Co. KG

After obtaining his degree and doctorate in chemistry, Dr J. Ertl began his professional career at Hoechst AG. After periods in research and development, in production and various staff teams, he became global production manager for inorganic chemistry in the Hoechst Group before assuming overall responsibility for the chlorine chemistry business unit. In these capacities, he played an active role in restructuring the chemical business at Hoechst. He joined Vinnolit in 1998, where he has been in charge of the thermoplastics business unit since the introduction of the business unit structure, and has been co-instrumental in carrying out the major restructuring of Vinnolit in recent years.