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Wacker Polymers Welcomes New President

Monday, October 3, 2016

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Wacker Polymers—a producer of the polymeric binders and additives used in construction chemicals, paints, surface coatings, adhesives and more—has announced it will be under new leadership as of this month.

Peter Summo, 48, has taken over as president of the Wacker Polymers division of Wacker Chemie AG effective Oct. 1, the Munich-based chemical manufacturer announced Friday (Sept. 30).

Peter Summo, Wacker Polymers
Wacker Chemie AG

Peter Summo has taken over as president of Wacker Chemie AG's polymers division effective Oct. 1.

Summo, who previously headed the Engineering Silicones business unit at Wacker Silicones, succeeds Arno von der Eltz, who is retiring.

Professional Development

After studying business administration in Augsburg, Germany, Summo went on to work for coatings and specialty chemicals company AkzoNobel in product marketing before joining Wacker in 1995.

After positions as a sales manager in England and Executive Board advisor at Corporate Development in Munich, he transferred to the Wacker Polymers division.

In 2005, Summo took over as head of the Construction Polymers business unit and was responsible for the Dispersions & Resins business unit as of 2011.

Since 2013, he has headed the Engineering Silicones business unit at the Wacker Silicones division.

New Divisional Leadership

Earlier this year, the Wacker Silicones division of the company had announced Dr. Robert Gnann as its new president effective April 1.


Tagged categories: AkzoNobel; Asia Pacific; Coating Materials; EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa); Latin America; North America; Personnel; Personnel changes; Wacker Chemie AG; Wacker Polymers

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