Glass Laminating Solutions Announces Key Personnel Change
DuPont Glass Laminating Solutions has announced a key personnel
change in the company's laminated glass marketplace.
Effective September 1, Torkel Rhenman will become global business
director of DuPont glass laminating solutions, responsible for accelerating
the transformation of the Glass laminating solutions business within
DuPont. Rhenman is currently the global technology and strategic
planning director for DuPont Performance Elastomers LLC and will
replace Luigi Robbiati.
Luigi Robbiati, currently director of packaging and industrial polymers
and global business director of DuPont glass laminating solutions,
will accept a new role as growth director for DuPont Europe, Middle
East and Africa (EMEA). He will be responsible for developing new
opportunities and ensuring common and consistent best practices
throughout the region.
During the last few years, the DuPont glass laminating solutions
business has implemented a number of major business changes and
new. The business established improved DuPont Butacite®
process chemistry and constructed a new DuPont SentryGlas®
Plus plant in Fayetteville, N.C., to meet growing demand. It also
introduced two new products: Spallshield® and SentryGlas®
Expressions. The DuPont Spallshield® product line
is used in automotive sunroof applications; and DuPont SentryGlas®
Expressions provides increased architectural design and decorative
possibilities. It also acquired a Czech company, Retrim, which produces
fully recycled PVB used in creating laminated glass interlayers.
"I am very proud of the significant business growth we have
achieved within Glass laminating solutions over the past few years,"
said Robbiati. "Moving forward, we must sustain this momentum
by working with our customers and leveraging DuPont R&D capabilities
to bring value to architectural and automotive customers around
the world, especially in this time of tightening supply and demand.
Torkel's leadership will be a great asset to the future growth and
effectiveness of DuPont Glass Laminating Solutions."
Rhenman has been with DuPont and DuPont Performance Elastomers since
1986. Among the positions he held, Rhenman was the global business
director for DuPont Dow Elastomers ethylene elastomers business
"Luigi and his team are responsible for helping to establish
DuPont glass laminating solutions as the industry's preferred supplier
of laminated glass," said Rhenman. "I am committed to
maintaining this outstanding reputation while continuing to look
for ways to further differentiate DuPont from the competition through
both the innovative laminated glass products and the value that
we offer. The next several years will be a dynamic time in our industry
with increased use of glass and consumers' growing safety needs.
DuPont will continue to provide value through reliable supply and
improved service, as well as the introduction of new, innovative
DuPont glass laminating solutions provides materials, services and
innovations for a better, safer world. The business operates within
the DuPont Packaging and Industrial Polymers strategic business
unit, part of the DuPont Performance Materials growth platform.
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