Chemours President Vanlacker to Retire

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Published: 29 April 2016


Thierry Vanlancker
​Chemours, the chemicals giant, has announced that its flouroproducts and chemicals chief, Thierry Vanlancker, is to retire.

Paul Kirsch, a senior employee at Henkel, is to take over from Vanlacker after a handover period.

Mark Vergnano, Chemours president and CEO, said:

​"Thierry has been instrumental in beginning the transformation of our fluoroproducts business—part of our larger Chemours five-point transformation plan—and I am confident that Paul will accelerate that work with a clear focus on customers, growth, and delivering results.”
He continued:
​"Paul brings deep experience on the commercial side from his many former P&L roles, and I have no doubt that under his leadership our fluoroproducts business will achieve greater and faster growth, which ultimately serves the interests of all our company stakeholders.”