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IMCD appoints managing director for Australia and New Zealand

IMCD appoints managing director for Australia and New Zealand
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IMCD Australia and New Zealand, part of the IMCD Group, a global leading distributor of speciality chemicals and ingredients, has appointed Martin Stoemmer as managing director for Australia and New Zealand, effective 1 May 2021.

In his role, Stoemmer will lead and further drive the strategic growth ambitions of IMCD Australia and New Zealand, continue to expand positive and trust-based relations with business partners and customers to further strengthen IMCDโ€™s position and reputation.

Martin will be based at the IMCD offices in Melbourne, Australia and will be reporting to Haiko Zuidhoff, vice president of APAC.

โ€œWe are pleased to have Martin on board to head our Australia & New Zealand operations. Martin has a successful and long track-record in speciality chemicals which includes strong distribution management experience and earlier coverage in the APAC region. Under Martinโ€™s leadership we will continue to drive growth whilst keeping a strong principal supplier and customer centric focus by providing innovative technical and service solutions,โ€ said Zuidhoff.

โ€œIMCD Australia & New Zealand has always been a substantial part of the IMCD group. The significant growth in business is based on strong local teams, excellent supplier relationships and our commitment to serve our customers. We will continue to use this winning formula to even further enhance our market position in ANZ region. In order to achieve our goals we will be focusing on expanding the relationships with existing key suppliers, adding new suppliers in growth and focus segments, as well further developing our technical expertise to create value for customers and suppliers,โ€™โ€™ said Stoemmer. 

Stoemmer joins IMCD from Wacker, a German multinational chemical company, where he held various senior management roles on a global and regional level in the U.S.A., Europe and Asia Pacific. Stoemmer has an MBA from the American Intercontinental University, in Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.A. He has been working in the speciality chemicals industry for more than 30 years.