Austria: Management Role Rainer Höfling to Lead Borealis’ Fertilizer & Melamine Business
With the appointment of Rainer Höfling, the company aims to provide higher agility and increased customer focus for the specialised business.
Austria – Borealis, a leading provider of innovative solutions in the fields of polyolefins, base chemicals and fertilizers, has recently announced the appointment of Rainer Höfling as CEO of its international Fertilizer & Melamine business, with effect from October 1, 2018. This business unit will include all business functions and comprises approximately 2,000 employees. The dedicated management team under the lead of Rainer Höfling will provide higher agility and increased customer focus for the business.
Borealis runs fertilizer production sites in Austria, France, the Netherlands and Belgium and melamine production in Austria and Germany. With its unique European-wide warehouse and distribution network, the business is ranked under the top 3 fertilizer producers and distributors in Europe.
Höfling first joined Borealis in 2007 as Director of its Business Unit Melamine. Since then, he has held the positions of Vice President Polyolefins (PO) Moulding, Vice President PO Advanced Packaging and Fibres and, most recently, Senior Vice President PO Sales.
Before joining Borealis, Höfling held a number of Senior Management Positions at Teufelberger, PCD Polymere and Neste Chemicals Germany. He was appointed ad interim Executive Vice President Polyolefins and Innovation & Technology in April 2018. Rainer holds a Master of Science in plastic engineering degree from the University of Applied Sciences Würzburg, Germany, and an MBA from the University of Toronto, Canada.