Change in management at Altana’s Byk division

Dr. Jörg Hinnerwisch, so far Chief Technology Officer at BYK, assumes the role of Division President and joins Altana’s Executive Management Team.

Dr. Jörg Hinnerwisch assumes the role of Byk Division President. Image source: Altana.

Specialty chemicals group Altana has announced a change in leadership at its largest division BYK. As of October 1, 2023, Dr. Tammo Boinowitz will be passing on the global management reins of the division to Dr. Jörg Hinnerwisch, the Chief Technology Officer at Byk. In this new capacity, Dr. Hinnerwisch will also become a member of Altana’s Executive Management Team. Dr. Boinowitz will now concentrate fully on his duties on Altana’s Management Board, a role he undertook at the beginning of this year. Before joining Altana in early 2021 and becoming the president of Byk, Dr. Boinowitz, who holds a doctorate in chemistry, had amassed over 25 years of experience in the field of specialty chemicals with a focus on customers, technology, and innovation.

16 years of experience

Dr. Jörg Hinnerwisch (46) can look back on 16 years of experience in the Altana Group. In 2007, the biochemist with a doctorate and supplementary studies in business administration commenced his career in the central Corporate Innovation department. Three years later, he transitioned to the Elantas division, where he was most recently head of the Flexible Electrical Insulation product group. In 2017, he became head of the Wetting & Dispersing Technology Group in Byk’s Research and Development department and assumed the position of Chief Technology Officer at Byk in early 2020.

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