Peter Wilkes New Managing Director of Biesterfeld Spezialchemie
Peter Wilkes (54) has been appointed as Managing Director of Biesterfeld Spezialchemie next to Dr. Nicole Hamelau with effect of May 1, 2015. Wilkes is responsible for the further strategic development and the operative business of the company and its subsidiaries. He is the successor of Thomas Arnold, who assumed the position of CEO of Biesterfeld AG on April 1, 2015. Wilkes holds a degree in economics and earned a Master of Business Administration from the University of Chicago, Illinois, USA. With previous management positions at companies like Dow Chemicals, Air Products and Chemicals, and Kolb, Peter 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", commented Peter Wilkes the appointment. „Biesterfeld is a very successful company with a long tradition and a strong potential for future growth. Together with our suppliers and customers we would like to shape this future."