New Chairmanship structure for European Plasticisers

European Plasticisers’ General Assembly of 4 November decided to split the Advocacy and Communications Working Group into two separate groups.


Hendrik Fischer (Evonik), former Vice-Chairman of the Scientific WG, becomes the first Chair of the newly created Advocacy WG. Maciej Budner (Grupa Azoty) takes over the role of Chairman of the Communication WG.


As the Chair of European Plasticisers, Nigel Sarginson (ExxonMobil), commented: “This change has been carefully considered by the General Assembly taking into account the many regulatory and communication challenges and opportunities for our industry – it represents an additional evolution consistent with the rebranding of European Plasticisers and the launch of its new identity, in 2017. Congratulations to Hendrik and Maciej on their new roles!


This change will streamline our decision making and allow us to be even more responsive and proactive vis-à-vis an always evolving regulatory landscape ”, commented Hendrik Fischer, Chair of the Advocacy WG.


Maciej Budner commented: “As Chair of the Communication WG, I will guide our members to fulfill our mission and vision by promoting the benefits of all plasticisers and their applications. We will work even more closely together to convey the united message of an association which is able to represent the members and the substances they produce.”


Further to these changes, Michael Grass, Director of Innovations at Evonik, becomes the new Vice-Chairman of the Scientific WG, confirming his strong involvement in the monitoring and research activities carried out by the group.