Management

WeylChem Group of Companies was established in 2005 as the Fine Chemicals platform of International Chemical Investors Group. WeylChem is managed by the President, the Managing Directors of the operating companies, VP of Sales & Marketing and the Financial Controller.

Frank Wegener
Frank Wegener
President WeylChem Group of Companies

Frank Wegener holds a PhD in Technical Chemistry from the University of Essen. He gained more than 20 years of sales and business management experience in the chemical industry within various positions at Dow Chemical, Lyondell and Kemira – where he was member of the Kemira Management Board. Frank joined WeylChem in January 2015 as President WeylChem Group of Companies.

Christine Chartroux
Head of Sales & New Business Development Fine Chemicals

Christine Chartroux holds a PhD from the Technical University of Dresden with a focus on inorganic chemistry.  Besides her passion for teaching, she has close to 20 years of experience in various Marketing, Sales, and Project Management roles in Germany and France at companies like Novasep, Calaire and Minakem.  She joined WeylChem in September 2015 as Marketing & Sales Director EMEA and has been promoted to Head of Marketing & Sales New Business Development in September 2016. In her free time she enjoys yoga, playing tennis and cooking with friends.

Ludwig Holle
Ludwig Holle
Finance and Controlling WeylChem Group of Companies

Ludwig Holle is in charge of Finance & Controlling for the WeylChem Group of companies, he joined in late 2014. Before his time at WeylChem, he worked as CFO for the Treofan Group (plastic film production) and as Controller at Daimler AG. He has studied Business and Electrical Engineering in Berlin, France and the US. Ludwig is married and lives in Mainz.

Bernd Mucha
Bernd Mucha
Managing Director of Allessa GmbH and WeylChem Höchst GmbH

Bernd Mucha received a PhD in organic chemistry from the University in Hannover. He started his career working for Hoechst in polymerisates, polyvinylalcohol  business. After several appointments in R&D, operations and as a member of the central strategic planning team (ZDA) within Hoechst and various other senior management positions in 2010 he finally became Managing Director of CBW GmbH in Bitterfeld. Furthermore, Bernd is a PMI certified project manager, PMP. He joined WeylChem Group of Companies in March 2017 as Managing Director of Allessa GmbH and WeylChem Höchst GmbH. Bernd is married with three grown-up children and enjoys golf and cross-biking and lives with his wife in Leipzig.

Andreas Maier
Andreas Maier
Head of Business Unit Consumer Care

Andreas Maier studied at the University of Stuttgart, Germany and holds a Ph.D. in organic Chemistry. He started his career working for Hoechst in the fine chemicals business, which became part of WeylChem in 2007.  After assignments in R&D, Operations, Sales as well as Business Management in Europe and the US, he became Head of the Consumer Care Business in September 2015. Andreas is married with 3 children and enjoys family life, canoeing and hiking.  

Rafael Reiser
Rafael Reiser
Managing Director WeylChem Griesheim GmbH

Rafael Reiser studied Economics at the University of Konstanz in Germany. He occupied various operational and staff positions within AkzoNobel, ENKA and CarboTech before joining WeylChem in 2011 as CEO of WeylChem Griesheim, Frankfurt and Höchst. In late 2013, he was promoted to CEO of Allessa to restructure and lead the company, developing it further with a medium sized company structure and attitude. Rafael lives close to Cologne with his family.

Gilles Zuberbuhler
Gilles Zuberbuhler
Managing Director WeylChem Lamotte S.A.S and Potasse et Produits Chimiques S.A.S.

Gilles studied at the University of Montpellier in France and started his career in the Hoechst group. He has held several leading positions in laboratories, production, controlling, commercial support and site management with Hoechst and later Clariant in Europe. Gilles was appointed managing director of WeylChem Lamotte after the takeover of the activity by ICIG in January 2014. Since the beginning of 2016 he is also the managing director of PPC. He lives in France, where he practices mountain sports in both winter and summer. Gilles is married with 3 children.

Philippe Robin
Philippe Robin
Managing Director WeylChem US Inc.

Philippe Robin studied Chemical Engineering at University of Nancy in France, and occupied various operational positions within Ineos before joining PPC in 2009 as COO. In 2012, he was promoted to CEO of PPC to lead the implementation of the company’s strategic projects including electrolysis membrane conversion. In Jan 2016, Philippe moved to the US the take the position of CEO at WeylChem US. Philippe likes to face challenges not only from a professional perspective but privately as well, for example running marathons.

Antonio Nardone
Managing Director Miteni S.p.A.

Antonio Nardone joined WeylChem in January 2016 as Managing Director of Miteni in Italy. He holds a PhD in Chemical Engineering from the University of Pavia and has completed educational programs in Quality Management, General Management, and holds a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt certification. Before joining WeylChem he occupied several roles in the chemical industry in R&D, HSEQ, Production and Operations. Antonio is married with two children and in his free time enjoys playing golf and gardening.

Pierluigi Degiovanni
Pierluigi Degiovanni
Managing Director HydroChem Italia S.r.L.