Clariant Announces New Head of Oil and Mining Services Business Unit

- John Dunne brings more than 20 years of business management experience to position

- Dunne, who previously served as general manager with Clariant in the Middle East, will be located in The Woodlands, Texas

Nov 15, 2012, 09:00 ET from Clariant Oil Services

HOUSTON and MUTTENZ, Switzerland, Nov. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Clariant, a world leader in Specialty Chemicals, today announced the appointment of John Dunne as Head of the Oil & Mining Services business unit, effective November 15, 2012.

Dunne replaces Christopher Oversby, who has elected to accept a career opportunity outside of Clariant."We are thankful for Christopher's leadership over the past four years, and we wish him all the best for the future," said Mathias Luetgendorf, Member of the Executive Committee, Clariant AG. "John's deep knowledge of the industry and his extensive experience gathered from leadership positions across the globe make him the perfect person to lead Clariant Oil & Mining Services into the next phase of growth." Mathias adds.

John Dunne, who previously served as general manager of Clariant (Gulf) FZE in the United Arab Emirates, brings more than 20 years of relevant industry experience to his new role. He has held various senior management positions with Clariant in Latin America and the Middle East since 1998. He earned a chemistry degree from Manchester University. Dunne will be located at Clariant Oil and Mining Services' headquarters in The Woodlands, Texas.




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Clariant is an internationally active specialty chemical company, based in Muttenz near Basel. The group owns over 100 companies worldwide and employed 22 149 employees on December 31, 2011. In the financial year 2011, Clariant recorded a turnover of around CHF 7.4 billion. Clariant is divided into eleven business units: Additives; Catalysis & Energy; Emulsions, Detergents & Intermediates; Functional Materials; Industrial & Consumer Specialties; Leather Services; Masterbatches; Oil & Mining Services; Paper Specialties; Pigments; Textile Chemicals. Clariant focuses on creating value by investing in future profitable and sustainable growth, which is based on four strategic pillars: Improving profitability, innovation as well as research and development, dynamic growth in emerging markets, and optimizing the portfolio through complementary acquisitions or divestments.

Clariant Oil Services is a leading provider of chemical technologies and services to the oil, pipeline and refinery industries. A global business with headquarters in Houston, Texas, Clariant Oil Services is represented in all major oil and gas locations. From deepwater exploration to refining, Clariant Oil Services provides chemical products and services designed to reduce customer costs, decrease operational risks and improve production efficiency.
Clariant Oil Services operates state-of-the-art R&D and applications laboratories in the United States, Scotland, Germany, Brazil and Indonesia, as well as an environmental testing laboratory in Norway. Clariant Oil Services' industry experience is supported by a dedicated global technical services network, providing a unique position from which to address and resolve customer challenges anywhere in the world, now and in the future.

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.

Clariant Refinery Services is a leading provider of cold-flow additive applications for middle distillates including diesel, home heating oil and biofuels. A global business with headquarters in Frankfurt, Germany, Clariant Refinery Services holds over 300 patents in cold-flow applications and provides robust cold-flow technology to match increasingly complex fuel composition and difficult-to-treat diesel fuels.
Clariant Refinery Services works directly with customers to provide a tailored service package that includes product support, analytics, weekly reports and blend suggestions for production planning and product optimization.

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