News from Notch Consulting, Inc.

September 21, 2010

Indian Tyre Industry Overview

Filed under: Carbon Black, General, Rubber Chemicals, Tires — Notch @ 5:23 pm

Here’s an interesting overview of the Indian tire industry, including raw materials. It’s posted at scribd.com but it’s difficult to determine its source. For the record, I think the carbon black figure is too low, though the rubber chemical figure is good.

Evonik Names New VP Sales at Carbon Black Business

Filed under: Carbon Black, General — Notch @ 10:10 am

Following yesterday’s announcement that Evonik would divest its carbon black business, the company today announced a management change at the unit. As of October 1, Michael Hirschhäuser will take over the position of Vice President Sales & Global Key Account Management Tire from Mr. Stefan Immer, who will retire at the end of the first quarter 2011 and will support his successor during the handover period.

After studying Business in Sheffield and Giessen, Michael Hirschhäuser began his career in 1988 as trainee in the former Degussa AG. Since then he has held several positions for the company in Sales, Product Management and General Management in Germany, France, Spain and the United States. In his last position he was responsible for the Global Key Account Management Silicone of the Business Unit Inorganic Materials of Evonik Degussa GmbH

Here is the press release.

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