E. Merck OHG has appointed Dr. Bernd Reckmann as a General Partner and Member of the Executive Board of Merck KGaA effective January 1, 2007.
Bernd Reckmann (50) will be responsible for Production (Polyproduction and Site Management Darmstadt and Gernsheim), Process Development, Engineering, Purchasing and Environmental Protection. These functions were previously the responsibility of Dr. Michael Römer in addition to his duties as Chairman of the Executive Board. Römer will remain responsible for Legal, Audit and Communications.
Reckmann is currently Managing Director of the Merck companies in Korea. He began his career with Merck in 1986 as a Head of Laboratory in diagnostics research and as Head of the Life Science Products division (now part of Performance & Life Science Chemicals), he was responsible for the Laboratory Chemicals business. Reckmann holds a doctorate in biochemistry.