New Chairman Andreas Amling is the New Euro Chlor Chairman
The Management Committee of Euro Chlor has elected Andreas Amling, Senior Vice President of Bayer Materialscience, as its new Chairman for a two-year period. He succeeds Michal Träger, CEO of the company Vestolit. Euro Chlor is the Federation of the European chlorine producing companies.
Brussels – Andreas Amling is Head of Industrial Operations Basic Chemicals of Bayer Materialscience. He is responsible for the global operations of chlorine, nitric acid, technical gases and energies. With a capacity of almost 1,3 million tons per year, the company is one of the largest chlorine producers in Europe.
After studied Mechanical Engineering at the Technische Universität in Braunschweig, Germany, and the University of Waterloo, Canada, Amling obtained his degree as Diplom-Ingenieur in 1987. He started his career as research assistant at the Kyoto University in Japan. In 1989, he joined the central research department of Bayer. He gained experience in the dye-stuff production and in the chlorine and polyurethane businesses.
Three pillars: Sustainability, Competitiveness and Regulation
In 2002, Amling started his acitivities within Euro Chlor as member of the General Technical Committee. He became a member of the Management Committee in 2007 and Chairman of the “Fachausschuss Chlor” of the German Chemical Federation VCI in 2008. His chairmanship will be based on Euro Chlor’s three pillars Sustainability, Competitiveness and Regulation.
„My personal commitment is very clear: Sustainability stands for safe and reliable production, Competitiveness focuses on safeguarding jobs in Europe, as almost 2 million jobs are related to the chlor-alkali industry“, says Amling. „Regulation means to be a recognized partner in the political area for climate protection and energy efficiency. That is and will be the top issue in the future.”