Christophe Villain appointed Managing Director of Arkema’s Fluorogas business

22.06.2015 -

Christophe Villain is being appointed Managing Director of the Fluorogas business unit of French chemical manufacturer Arkema effective 1st July 2015.
Villain is a graduate of Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Chimie in Paris. He began his career at Elf Atochem in 1987 as Polypropylene Development Engineer within the Appryl subsidiary. In 1990, he joined General Electric Plastics to head marketing in the automotive sector. In 1996, he became Head of Elf Atochem’s Polystyrene Department, and in 2001 Head of Atofina’s global Bleaching Department. In 2003, he was appointed Managing Director of Arkema’s Urea Formaldehyde Resins business unit. From 2006 to 2011, he was Managing Director of CECA, and since 2011 had been Managing Director of the PMMA (Altuglas International) business unit.