Munich, Germany – Dr Christian Hartel has taken over as president and CEO to replace Rudolf Staudigl who retired at the end of the group’s annual shareholder’s meeting on 12 May.
Hartel holds a PhD in natural sciences and started his career as a consultant at Bain & Co. Germany Inc., Munich.
In 2003, he joined Wacker-Chemie GmbH, working initially in the corporate development department.
Between 2005 and 2009, he occupied various managerial positions in sales & marketing, product development, and production at Wacker Silicones and Wacker Biosolutions.
In 2010, he became the head of raw materials procurement at Wacker Chemie AG.
In 2012, he took over as president of Wacker Silicones. He has been a member of Wacker Chemie AG’s executive board since 2015.