ADVERTISEMENT
2 /3 FREE ARTICLES LEFT THIS MONTH Remaining
Chemistry matters. Join us to get the news you need.

If you have an ACS member number, please enter it here so we can link this account to your membership. (optional)

ACS values your privacy. By submitting your information, you are gaining access to C&EN and subscribing to our weekly newsletter. We use the information you provide to make your reading experience better, and we will never sell your data to third party members.

ENJOY UNLIMITED ACCES TO C&EN

Business

New top team is in at SNPE

June 14, 2004 | APPEARED IN VOLUME 82, ISSUE 24

French specialty chemicals and explosives producer SNPE has appointed a new chairman and CEO, Jacques Zyss, and a new executive vice president for chemicals, Michel Nicolas. Nicolas took up his post on June 3, replacing Bernard Fontana; Zyss must be approved at the next meeting of the French Council of Ministers. Nicolas oversees the company's four chemical units: Isochem fine chemicals, peptides, chemical specialties, and Bergerac nail polishes. SNPE has been seeking a joint-venture partner for Isochem for some time as part of a strategy of becoming a more global fine chemicals player. A recent press report put the firm in discussions with Solvay, but an SNPE spokesman counters that the company is in talks with several companies. Isochem has also been suggested as a merger partner for Rhodia, creating one of the national champions being encouraged by the French government.

X

Article:

This article has been sent to the following recipient:

Leave A Comment

*Required to comment