Chen Pu named President of Solvay’s Technology Solutions global business unit
Chen Pu has been named president of the Solvay Group’s Technology Solutions global business unit. He will succeed Mike Radossich who will go on to head the Group’s Novecare global business unit. Chen will lead the business unit, which is comprised of the legacy Cytec Mining Solutions, Additive Technologies and Phosphorus Specialties businesses acquired in 2016. He will be based in Technology Solutions’ headquarters in Saddle Brook, New Jersey.
Chen is a 24-year Solvay veteran who most recently headed the Group’s Oil & Gas business as an Executive Vice President. His background includes commercial, technical, operational and research roles in advanced formulations and related applications for industrial, energy and coatings customers, among others. In addition to leading global market divisions, he also served as head of Solvay Novecare’s two largest regions in Asia Pacific and North America. Chen holds a doctorate in Organic Chemistry from the National University of Singapore and an MBA from the University of Surrey in Guilford, UK.
About Solvay Technology Solutions
Solvay’s Technology Solutions GBU incorporates the Mining Solutions, Phosphorus Specialties, and Additive Technologies business lines. The business innovates, manufactures and delivers sustainable solutions to its customers in the mining, agriculture, agrochemicals, automotive, electronics and industrial markets, among others.
Solvay is an advanced materials and specialty chemicals company, committed to developing chemistry that addresses key societal challenges. Solvay innovates and partners with customers worldwide in many diverse end markets. Its products are used in planes, cars, batteries, smart and medical devices, as well as in mineral and oil and gas extraction, enhancing efficiency and sustainability. Its lightweighting materials promote cleaner mobility, its formulations optimize the use of resources and its performance chemicals improve air and water quality. Solvay is headquartered in Brussels with around 26,800 employees in 61 countries. Net sales were €10.1 billion in 2017, with 90% from activities where Solvay ranks among the world’s top 3 leaders, resulting in an EBITDA margin of 22%. Solvay SA (SOLB.BE) is listed on Euronext Brussels and Paris (Bloomberg: SOLB.BB - Reuters: SOLB.BR) and in the United States its shares (SOLVY) are traded through a level-1 ADR program. Financial figures take into account the announced divestment of Polyamides.