HOUSTON, March 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Clariant today announced the appointment of Thomas Roy as head of the Mining business line in Europe, Africa and the Middle East, effective February 1, 2013. Roy brings more than 12 years of industry experience to his new role at Clariant.
"I am thrilled to have Thomas on board," said Finlay Morrison, Vice President of Clariant Mining. "He brings a great energy to our business and plays an essential role in delivering industry leading products and services to our customers in Europe, Africa and the Middle East."
Before joining Clariant, Roy had a senior management role at specialty chemical company EKOF, focused specifically on the coal industry. He has also held positions at Fluoron GmbH and at the University of Cologne.
Roy holds a Doctorate in Chemistry from the University of Hagen and a bachelor's degree in chemistry from the University of Cologne. He will be located at Clariant's office in the Industriepark in Frankfurt-Höchst, Germany.
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Clariant is a globally leading specialty chemicals company, based in Muttenz near Basel/Switzerland. On December 31, 2012 the company employed a total workforce of 21,202. In the financial year 2012, Clariant recorded sales of CHF 6.038 billion for its continuing businesses. Continuing businesses are comprised of the following seven business units: Additives, Catalysis & Energy, Functional Materials, Industrial & Consumer Specialties, Masterbatches, Oil & Mining Services and Pigments. Clariant's corporate strategy is based on four strategic pillars: profitability of the core businesses, research & development and innovation, dynamic growth in emerging markets, and repositioning of the portfolio.
Clariant Mining is a leading provider of flotation chemicals and explosion emulsifiers to the global mining industry. Clariant Mining's strong and growing team of technical experts operates around the globe and is dedicated to providing world-class specialty chemical solutions that add value to customers' mining operations. The company operates a state-of-the-art R&D laboratory at its headquarters in The Woodlands, Texas, which is dedicated to the development and optimization of chemical solutions for North American customers.
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