At Antec 2013, Griffing will be succeeded by the new President-elect, Jon Ratzlaff, who is a Technical Services Manager for Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LP. An SPE member since 1995, Ratzlaff has chaired numerous positions and served as an SPE Vice President and recently as Senior Vice President of SPE (2011?-?2012).In January 2012 Willem (Wim) De Vos has been named as SPE's new CEO. He succeeds Susan Oderwald, who left SPE in December 2011. De Vos comes to SPE after serving as CEO of the Vitalo Group. Previously, he managed compounding and processing units of Recticel. He entered the industry in 1991 with technical and sales positions at Eurocompound. A member of SPE, he most recently served as chair-elect of the European Thermoforming Division.