Krahn Chemie expands Executive Board

As of December 1, 2011 Dr. Rolf Kuropka will join Krahn Chemie GmbH as Managing Director Sales & Marketing. He will succeed Dr. Jörg Schottek, who was appointed as CEO and Chairman of the Managing Board effective November 1, 2011.

Together with Axel Sebbesse, Managing Director Finance and Administration, Dr. Rolf Kuropka will be in charge for the operative management of Krahn Chemie. Dr. Jörg Schottek thereby keeps the overall responsibility for Krahn Chemie GmbH within the Otto Krahn Group. Since July this year Dr. Schottek is in addition also in charge as CEO and Chairman of the Board of Krahn Chemie´s sister company Albis Plastic GmbH.

The expansion of the Managing Board reinforces the strategic realignment and development of Krahn Chemie, started in 2008.

"Dr. Rolf Kuropka is an internationally experienced manager who thinks and acts entrepreneurially. Our company will benefit from his extensive experiences and knowledge", explains Dr. Jörg Schottek, CEO and Chairman of the Managing Board of Krahn Chemie.

Dr. Rolf Kuropka is a doctor of chemistry and has long-standing backgrounds in Research, Sales and Marketing in the chemical industry. Most recently Dr. Kuropka was a member in the European and global management of Celanese.

About Krahn Chemie
Krahn Chemie is part of the Hamburg-based Otto Krahn Group, and specializes in the sales, distribution, and marketing of chemical raw materials and specialty chemicals. As a distributor and trading company, Krahn Chemie represents a large number of renowned, globally operating raw material manufacturers in Europe. Krahn Chemie offers its more than 3,000 customers an extensive and high-quality product range, technical service, and sophisticated logistics solutions. The Krahn Chemie product range services the following industries: paint and coatings, construction chemicals, adhesives and sealants, technical ceramics, photovoltaic, plastic, rubber, and lubricants.