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Scott Bader appoints Jean-Claude Pierre as new CEO

The appointment of Jean-Claude is based on an impressive performance record in a number of key senior management and board level leadership roles.

10th June 2015

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Northamptonshire

Industrial, Sustainable, Transport/​Aerospace, Construction, Civil Engineering

Scott Bader, a global chemical company, has appointed Jean-Claude Pierre as its new Group Chief Executive Officer (CEO), taking over from Philip Bruce, who retires at the end of June this year, after 10 years in the role and 41 years in industry.

Jean-Claude officially starts on the 15 June and will take full control of the business. He will be located at Scott Bader’s global headquarters in Northamptonshire in the UK.

Impressive performance

The appointment of Jean-Claude is based on an impressive performance record in a number of key senior management and board level leadership roles. He has over 26 years of multinational business experience in a variety of roles and diverse markets including automotive, consumer electronics, appliances, mining, nutrition, oil and gas, adhesives and coatings.

During his time in China, Jean-Claude became President of the global division of Beckers Group, a Partner with HEJUN Management Consulting, and most recently was the Managing Director of EMS Group, China up until this new appointment at Scott Bader.

Strategic direction

“I am very excited to be joining this uniquely independent business and to build upon what has already been accomplished by the team in changing the strategic direction of the business,” said Jean-Claude.

The Vision 2020 strategy has added new advanced products and significantly increased Scott Bader’s global business presence through key acquisitions and joint ventures in recent years. The next five years are critical to leverage this expanded global position in key markets, find new opportunities, and continue to invest in innovation and people, the two core strengths of the business.

Philip Bruce

Philip Bruce passes on the responsibility of leading Scott Bader with the business in good shape for the future, having steered it through the extremely difficult business climate from 2008-2011, the company reports.

The foundations of the Vision 2020 sustainability strategy were laid back in 2007. It is now well advanced and has delivered both organic and inorganic strategic growth. Key Vision 2020 globalisation objectives have also been achieved through the selective Joint Ventures during 2012 and 2013 with partner companies in India, Saudi Arabia and Brazil, as well as the acquisition of Ontario based ATC Formulated Polymers to strengthen Scott Bader’s position in Northern America.

Philip has taken the Scott Bader Group from a largely EMEA regionally dependent business back in 2005 to its current US 287 million annual turnover global position today, with manufacturing facilities in Europe, The Middle East, South Africa, India, Canada and South America and over 640 employees worldwide.

www.scottbader.com

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