New chief exec at Synthomer

Tom Beck
BRITISH chemicals company Synthomer has appointed Calum MacLean as chief executive to replace Adrian Whitfield, who will leave in January 2015.

MacLean is currently on the board of Ineos. He serves as chairman of Styrolution, the firm’s joint venture with BASF, and Petroineos Refining, its joint venture with PetroChina.

Whitfield announced in July that he would be stepping down after eight years at Synthomer.

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