Human Resources & Career

Lars Wallstein Elected as New FECC President

IMCD’s Managing Director Germany to Follow Cornelius Group Chairman Neville Prior

12.09.2023 - The General Assembly of the European Association of Chemical Distributors (FECC) elected Lars Wallstein (IMCD), currently FECC Vice-President, as new President for the office term 2023-2025.

Lars Wallstein, Managing Director of IMCD Germany, Cologne, has over 20 years of experience in the chemical industry. He started his career in 2001 at PolymerLatex, a former 50:50 joint venture of Bayer and Degussa. In 2011, he joined Synthomer, where he held various management positions, as Managing Director in Germany and Head of several global business units. Wallstein has been a member of the FECC Board since 2021 and became Vice President in the same year.

Outgoing FECC President Neville Prior said: “As my term comes to an end, I want to express my profound gratitude to the incredible individuals who make up the FECC family. We've faced market fluctuations, regulatory complexities, and global crises. Through it all, we've stood strong together, reinforcing the bonds that define our industry's character.”

Wallstein commented: “Especially in these challenging times, it is crucial to remain optimistic. This requires courage and confidence in our problem-solving abilities to ensure we can drive a future-proof and sustainable transformation together. The partnership along the entire value chain is critical for this. As a European federation, it is important for us to be a strong partner for the national associations and direct company members by not only listening carefully to our industry and its stakeholders, but also by giving them a voice to drive change.”

FECC´s core leadership team is completed by Oliver Fox (Board Member of AssICC, the Italian Association of Chemical Trade) as Vice-President-Elect and the new Treasurer Mikko Pasanen, Board Member of TKL, the Association of Finnish Technical Traders.



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