Senior German chemicals industry executive Dr. Heidi Grön has joined Vulcan as Non-Executive Director.
Dr. Grön is a chemical engineer by background with 20 years’ experience in the chemicals industry.
Since 2007, Dr. Grön has been a senior executive with Evonik, one of the largest specialty chemicals companies in the world, with a market capitalization of €14B and 32,000 employees.
In her capacity as Senior Vice President Production & Technology at Evonik, Dr. Grön is currently responsible for:
Global product safety of nine large growth business units;
Impact assessment and development of solutions for the chemicals strategy for sustainability as an essential part of the EU Green Deal, and;
Management of Evonik’s major investment volumes.
In parallel, Vulcan Executive Director Dr. Horst Kreuter will retire from the Vulcan Board to fully focus on his role as Executive Director for Vulcan’s project development company in Germany. Dr Kreuter has been appointed as a Board Advisor in relation to geothermal project development. This change is in line with the Board policy on having a majority of independent directors.