7/15/2015

Vinnolit Announces that Managing Director Dr Josef Ertl will Retire Effective October 31, 2015


Dr Ertl has been with Vinnolit since 1998 where he led the Monomers and Thermoplastics business units. In 2001, he joined the Management Board and became Managing Director and CEO of Vinnolit. In this role, he led the transformation of Vinnolit into the global market and technology leader in specialty PVC. Most recently, he led the sale of Vinnolit to Westlake and the subsequent integration of Vinnolit into the Westlake family of companies.

His personal commitment and leadership have earned him respect within Vinnolit as well as in the European PVC and plastics industry, where he engaged himself inter alia as Chairman of VinylPlus, Vinyl 2010 and ECVM and currently serves as Chairman of PlasticsEurope Germany.

"We would like to express our appreciation to Dr Ertl for his years of service and many contributions to Vinnolit, the industry and most recently to Westlake. During his tenure, he has shaped and built Vinnolit into the company that we know today. We wish him well in the future and that he has a long and healthy retirement," stated Albert Chao, President and CEO of Vinnolit´s parent company Westlake Chemical.




Editorial:
Dr Oliver Mieden, Environmental Affairs & Corporate Communications
Vinnolit GmbH & Co. KG, Carl-Zeiss-Ring 25, 85737 Ismaning, Germany
Phone: +49 89 96103-240, Fax: -122, e-mail: oliver.mieden@vinnolit.com

Andrea Walter, Public Relations
Vinnolit GmbH & Co. KG, Carl-Zeiss-Ring 25, 85737 Ismaning, Germany
Phone: +49 89 96103-240, Fax: -122, e-mail: andrea.walter@vinnolit.com