Thomas Arnold to become Biesterfeld boss
Hamburg, Germany-based plastics and chemicals group Biesterfeld AG has announced that Thomas Arnold will become chief executive in April.
Arnold, currently a member of the Biesterfeld AG board and managing director of Biesterfeld Spezialchemie, will take up the role on 1 April.
He will replace Birger Kuck, who will retire after 35 years with the firm.
Board chairman Dirk Biesterfeld said: “I am particularly grateful to Birger Kuck, who led the company into its present strength and outstanding international market position, thus creating a solid foundation for our future growth, while keeping the spirit and values of a family business.
“Thomas Arnold is the ideal successor for us. We will benefit from his profound knowledge of the industry and our markets and from his versatile and international experience.”
Arnold joined the group in May 2013 as managing director at Biesterfeld Spezialchemie. He was appointed to the board of Biesterfeld AG in July 2014.
He said: “I appreciate the confidence placed in me. The long-term development of Biesterfeld is a challenging and exciting task to which I will be very happy to contribute. Together with my board colleagues I will promote the growth and international development and expansion.”