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Hans-Joachim Müller, PhD, has been appointed a member of Clariant's executive committee. His appointment will become effective on July 1, 2011. Müller joins Clariant from Süd-Chemie AG, where he was as member of the managing board; Clariant acquired 95% of the shares at Süd-Chemie AG in April 2011.
Before being added to the managing board, Müller was head of Catalytic Technologies, a global business unit of Süd-Chemie. He obtained his doctorate in chemistry from the Ludwig-Maximilian-University in Munich, Germany.
In his new role on the executive committee, Müller will be responsible for the business units Catalysis and Energy and Functional Materials.