Solvay appoints new Presidents for Special Chem and Specialty Polymers
Brussels, March 1, 2018 --- Solvay has appointed Rodrigo Elizondo as President of Special Chem Global Business Unit, and Michael Finelli as President of the GBU Specialty Polymers.
Rodrigo Elizondo, previously Commercial Director for Special Chem, has over 26 years with the Group having held commercial leadership and business management roles in North America, Europe and Asia at various business lines at Special Chem. Rodrigo holds a Chemical Engineering degree from the Monterrey Institute of Technology, Mexico.
Michael Finelli has been with Solvay for more than 25 years. As Business Director for Specialty Polymers for the past two years, he was responsible for the GBU’s business line and development as well as marketing activities. He has had commercial leadership and business management roles in North America and Europe. Mike holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology and Marketing from Albright College and an MBA from Rutgers University, both in the United States.
Michael Finelli will relocate to Bollate, Italy, from the United States. Rodrigo Elizondo will remain based in Seoul, South Korea.
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.