Quadrant Engineering Plastic Products (EPP), leading global manufacturer of high-performance thermoplastic materials, announces management changes in preparation for the retirement of Glen Steady, President and Chief Executive Officer of Quadrant EPP USA, Inc. Effective August 1, 2017. Michael Koch will re-join the Quadrant team in August, in the role of Global COO.
Glen Steady has spent more than 42 years in the Chemicals & Plastics Industry, with the last 20 years in the role of Global Leadership. “I have the great fortune of having in place a solid team of highly experienced, long tenured industry specialists fully prepared to lead the company to far greater places as I now stand aside,” said Glen Steady.
Michael Koch, who was an integral part of the Quadrant global leadership team for several years before joining DSM to lead their Engineering Plastics Business Units in Europe and Asia, is an experienced and proven industry leader. Steady will transition all operational responsibilities globally to Michael Koch, the new Quadrant Global COO.
Peter van Damme will transition to the newly established and vital position of Director – Global Business Lines. He will lead and direct Quadrant EPP’s AEP, GEP, PE and Linings business lines.
With new duties of Peter van Damme, Stefan Willing has been promoted to President & General Manager – QEPP EMEA. He will assume full P&L responsibility for the region and provide leadership for the Commercial, Supply Chain and HR teams. Transitionally, Stefan will continue with his duties as Commercial Director – EMEA.
Bernie Willms will take over as President & General Manager – QEPP Americas. He will serve in this new role in addition to his current responsibilities as Commercial Director for the Americas region.
Through offices around the world and a continually growing team of over 2,000 team members, Quadrant Engineering Plastics Products (EPP) will continue to push boundaries and develop high-performance engineering plastics solutions under this new leadership structure.
Petra Brinkmann, Marketing Communications Coordinator Europe