Lindauer DORNIER appointed new Managing Director for Speciality Machinery

Dipl.-Ing. Andreas Kückelmann was appointed as Managing Director of the Business Unit Speciality Machinery effective since January 1, 2017

After his studies of mechanical engineering Kückelmann has gained several years of experience in different mechanical and systems engineering positions and spent the last 11 years as managing director for the printing-press manufacturer Bobst Bielefeld GmbH.


His predecessor, Dipl.-Ing. Dr Andreas Rutz, will continue to be responsible for the new Division „Composite Systems“ as its Managing Director until his retirement.


New President of Cotton Association of India

Nayan C Mirani of Khimji Visram & Sons has been elected as the new president of the Cotton Association of India (CAI) for the period Page-Shot-2017-1-22-Cotton-Association-of-India2016-17. A decision to this effect was taken at the meeting of the board of directors of the association held recently. He replaces Dhiren Seth who has been president of the association for a period of 8 years. Udayan B Thakkar of UB Cotton is now the vice president of CAI for the period of 2016-17.

Lowe’s Appoints Jocelyn Wong as Chief Marketing Officer

Lowe’s Companies, Inc. announced on January 23, 2017 that Jocelyn Wong has been appointed to the position of chief marketing officer, effective immediately. Wong most recently served as senior vice president and general merchandising manager for the seasonal business.  She will report to Michael P. McDermott, chief customer officer, and succeeds Marci P. Grebstein who has left the company

Lowes-Jocelyn-Wong-CMO-Wong will oversee the integrated marketing and communications strategy to customers, including orchestrating a seamless customer experience across channels to build affinity for the Lowe’s brand. She will lead customer experience design, content strategy and development, customer relationship management, advertising and media for the U.S. home improvement business.

Wong joined Lowe’s in September 2015 and has more than 20 years of experience in marketing, merchandising, brand management and product innovation with well-known brands such as Family Dollar, Safeway and Procter & Gamble. Prior to joining Lowe’s, she served as senior vice president and chief marketing officer at Family Dollar.

“We are confident that Jocelyn’s breadth of experience in developing marketing and merchandising strategies will further deepen Lowe’s connection with customers,” McDermott said. “Jocelyn has demonstrated the leadership capabilities needed to drive a more integrated omni-channel marketing approach that builds loyalty for the Lowe’s brand and positions the company for continued growth.”

Wong earned a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from Purdue University.

Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (NYSE: LOW) is a FORTUNE® 50 home improvement company serving more than 17 million customers a week in the United States, Canada and Mexico. With fiscal year 2015 sales of USD 59.1 billion, Lowe’s and its related businesses operate or service more than 2,355 home improvement and hardware stores and employ over 285000 employees. Founded in 1946 and based in Mooresville, N.C., Lowe’s supports the communities it serves through programs that focus on K-12 public education and community improvement projects.

New Member of Executive Management at EMS Group

EMS Group, with its companies combined in the EMS-CHEMIE HOLDING AG and globally active in the business areas High Performance Polymers and Specialty Chemicals, will implement the following succession plan on the upcoming retirement of Dr. Rolf Holderegger, Member of Executive Management since October 2009

Dr. Rolf HoldereggerAs of February 1, 2017, Dr. Jürgen Spindler, previously Leader of the Business Unit EMS-GRILTECH, will be appointed Member of Executive Management. Dr. Jürgen Spindler holds a doctorate in chemistry and has been active for the EMS Group in various leadership positions for 28 years.

Information on the actual date of retirement of Dr. Rolf Holderegger will be provided in due course.

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