At the beginning of the year 2019, the specialty chemicals producer Tanatex Chemicals BV, Ede/Netherlands, saw several changes in management.
Jørgen Vendel joined Tanatex early 2017 as CCO and becomes the new CEO. Vendel has extensive experience in the global chemicals industry, having held local and international senior management roles. The role of CCO will continue to be fulfilled by Vendel for the time being.
Calvin Qiu is the new CFO. He has been working during the past 18 years for multinational companies including China Eastern Airlines, Cisco Systems, Shell and, most recently, AkzoNobel in various senior global business and financial roles.
In the continued pursuit of the strategic objectives of Tanatex, the role of Chief Technology Officer has been elevated to Board level recognizing the importance of technological competence, innovation focus and product stewardship. Paul Oude Lenferink has been appointed Chief Technology Officer (CTO) as of January 1, 2019. He has been responsible for R&D and technology developments during the last 8 years within Tanatex Chemicals, and has extensive experience in the chemical industry.