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New Leader for Polymer Group

Thursday, October 6, 2016

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German chemical manufacturer Wacker has announced that Peter Summo will lead the company's Polymers division, which produces polymeric binders and additives used in construction chemicals, paints, surface coatings, adhesives and more.

Summo's appointment as president of the Wacker Polymers division of Wacker Chemie AG became effective Saturday (Oct. 1), the Munich-based manufacturer announced the day before.

Peter Summo, Wacker Polymers
Wacker Chemie AG

Peter Summo, 48, 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; Coatings Technology; Personnel; Personnel changes; Wacker Chemie AG; Wacker Polymers

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