Mario Negri appointed as Director of the Engineering Plastic business for Asia Pacific

Negri responsible for sales & marketing and application development of Rhein Chemie

Online PR News – 23-April-2010 – – Mumbai, April 21, 2009 – In recent, Rhein Chemie, a wholly owned subsidiary of the German specialty chemicals company LANXESS has appointed Mario Negri (48) as Director for the Engineering Plastic for Asia Pacific.

Mario Negri started his career with Rhein Chemie in 1989, assuming various functions in sales & marketing, in France, Malaysia and Germany. In 2003, he transferred to Hong Kong where he has led the activities in Asia area for the Rubber Division. In July 2009, he took charge of the responsibility of Lubricant Additives business in APAC for Rhein Chemie

In its new role, Negri will take full responsibility for sales & marketing and application development for the three Business Divisions of Rhein Chemie.

"Covering the three divisions’ activities of Rhein Chemie is a very interesting challenge, indeed but the teams in place has strong base to perform successfully. In a very diversified market like Engineering Plastic crossover Asia, Rhein Chemie is building its footprint as a key supplier, entering new business areas within this segment, offering innovative and high technology, materials as well as extensive technical support. Japan, Korea and China specially are the key market for our future growth", Mario Negri said.

Rhein Chemie is a wholly owned subsidiary of the LANXESS Group, Leverkusen, Germany. The company is headquartered in Mannheim-Rheinau, Germany and has subsidiaries and production facilities in Europe, Asia, India and North and South America.

LANXESS is a leading specialty chemicals company with sales of EUR 5.06 billion in 2009 and currently around 14,300 employees in 23 countries. The company is represented at 43 production sites worldwide. The core business of LANXESS is the development, manufacturing and marketing of plastics, rubber, intermediates and specialty chemicals.
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