SONGWON appoints Werhonig to spearhead company’s strategy
Songwon Industrial Co., Ltd., a South Korean specialty chemicals manufacturer, announced that it has appointed Hans Werhonig as leader group Commercial and a member of SONGWON’s Executive Committee from December 1, 2022.
Reporting directly to the Group CEO, Werhonig will spearhead SONGWON’s strategy and be responsible for the sales, marketing and commercial operations of SONGWON’s businesses Polymer Stabilizers, Fuel and Lubricant Additives, Coatings, Tin Intermediates/PVC and TPU/SPU.
A Swiss national, Werhonig has more than 20 years of experience in commercial and marketing leadership roles, mostly in the Asia-Pacific region, and brings vast expertise and knowledge of the polymer industry, including antioxidants, flame retardants and plasticizers to his new role at SONGWON. He will be based in Frauenfeld, Switzerland.
SONGWON also announced the appointment of Peter Schmitt-Freise who has been with SONGWON since 2012, as the new business unit leader, Polymer Stabilizers, effective November 1, 2022. He will remain responsible for global business management. He will retain his function as country manager, Germany.
Schmitt-Freise will use his long-term leadership and industry experience to manage the Polymer Stabilizers team, drive the business strategy and continue to successfully advance SONGWON’s strong reputation throughout the industry. Schmitt-Freise will report directly to Werhonig and will also be based in Switzerland.