Jörg Hellwig appointed Managing Director of Bayer Faser GmbH


Effective January 1, 2003, Jörg Hellwig (37) has been appointed Managing Director of Bayer Faser GmbH, Dormagen, Germany, a 100 percent subsidiary of Bayer Polymers. He will be responsible for Bayer's global fibers operations, including the Dorlastan® and Monofil business units as well as the management of Garnveredlungswerke Goch, a subsidiary of Bayer Faser GmbH. He succeeds Dr. Michael Radermacher, who is leaving the company at the end of 2002.

Jörg Hellwig was born on May 3, 1965 in Krefeld, Germany, and joined Bayer AG in 1981 as a trainee at the Uerdingen site. He then held a number of different positions with increasing levels of responsibility and studied for a degree in business administration. He then worked in controlling, manufacturing, marketing, product management and supply chain management in the Inorganics Business Group in Germany and was instrumental in the divestment of Bayer's titanium dioxide business to the Kerr McGee Corporation. In 1998 he transferred to sales and marketing for dyes and pigments in the Coatings and Colorants Division at Bayer Corporation, U.S.A. A year later Jörg Hellwig set up the Imperial Color Group, where he was Managing Director. A period as group manager for inorganic pigments for the construction and coatings industry in the Nafta region in 2001 was followed by appointment as Product Manager for polyester at Bayer Polymers Americas. Jörg Hellwig was actively involved in Bayer's acquisition of Ruco/Sybron and the consolidation of production capacities in the United States.

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