Biesterfeld appoints Wilkes as MD

11 May 2015

Peter Wilkes has been appointed as Managing Director of Biesterfeld Spezialchemie. Working with Dr. Nicole Hamelau, the company says he will be responsible for the further strategic development and  operational business of the company and its subsidiaries. Wilkes succeeds Thomas Arnold, who assumed the position of CEO of Biesterfeld AG on April 1 2015. Wilkes […]

Biesterfeld appoints Wilkes as MD

executive-chair-luxury-office-business-concept-leather-wooden-table-interior-46207518Peter Wilkes has been appointed as Managing Director of Biesterfeld Spezialchemie. Working with Dr. Nicole Hamelau, the company says he will be responsible for the further strategic development and  operational business of the company and its subsidiaries. Wilkes succeeds Thomas Arnold, who assumed the position of CEO of Biesterfeld AG on April 1 2015.

Wilkes  holds a degree in economics and earned an MBA from the University of Chicago. With previous management positions at companies like Dow Chemicals, Air Products and Chemicals and Kolb, Wilkes has gained over 25 years of international experience in the increasingly globally-oriented specialty chemical industry.

“I am looking forward to this new challenge,” said Wilkes. “Biesterfeld is a very successful company with a long tradition and strong potential for future growth. Together with our suppliers and customers we would like to shape this future.”