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DSM names new head of sales and marketing

Mr Janin has broad global experience in sales and marketing and P&L positions in the material science sector.

22nd August 2017

Innovation in Textiles
 |  The Netherlands

Protective, Clothing/​Footwear, Industrial

Olivier Janin, Vice President of Marketing and Sales. © DSM DyneemaDSM has announced that Olivier Janin is joining the company as its Vice President of Marketing and Sales at DSM Dyneema, as of 1 September 2017. He will become a member of the Strategic Leadership Team of DSM Dyneema and will report directly to Golnar Motahari Pour, President DSM Dyneema.

Mr Janin has broad global experience in sales and marketing and P&L positions in the material science sector. Most recently he served as executive director of chemical sales in Europe for Saudi Arabia Basic Industries Corp. Prior to joining SABIC in 2007 he worked for GE Plastics and Imperial Chemical Industries plc in international positions with increasing levels of responsibility.

“We are delighted to bring on board someone with Olivier’s experience and proven record of performance,” said Golnar Motahari Pour. “Adding him to the executive leadership team will further strengthen DSM Dyneema’s already impressive sales and marketing organisation.”

Mr Janin has more than 20 years’ experience managing innovation strategies and product portfolio lifecycles. He graduated with degrees in business administration and industrial marketing from the University of Exeter in the UK and from Paris-Sud University in France.

DSM Dyneema is the inventor and manufacturer of Ultra High Molecular Weight PolyEthylene (UHMWPE) fibre branded as Dyneema. Dyneema offers maximum strength combined with minimum weight. It is up to 15 times stronger than quality steel and up to 40% stronger than aramid fibres, both on weight for weight basis.

Dyneema is an important component in ropes, cables and nets in the fishing, shipping and offshore industries. Dyneema is also used in safety gloves for the metalworking industry and in fine yarns for applications in the medical sector. In addition, Dyneema is also used in bullet resistant armour and clothing for police and military personnel.

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