Former DuPont coatings executive takes over from Ton Büchner who is stepping down due to health reasons.
AkzoNobel announced today that Ton Büchner, chief executive officer, is stepping down immediately due to health reasons. Thierry Vanlancker was announced as the new CEO.
Vanlancker was most recently head of Specialty Chemicals at AkzoNobel, having joined the company in 2016. Prior to joining AkzoNobel he was President – Fluoroproducts for Chemours, the spin-off company of DuPont’s chemical businesses formed in 2015.